The founder of perfume brand By Kilian, Kilian Hennessy, is heading to Boston next week and answers a Q & A on the Boston Herald blog, The Edge, in the days leading up to the local launch of his line.
What does he think of celebrity perfumes?
"They have knowledge of how to create a suit, yes. A perfume? No," he said, speaking via telephone from his Paris office this week.
Mmm, not to sound snarky, but last time I checked celebrity perfumes were still created by perfumers not by some crazy celebs thinking they knew how to blend an Eh, voilà! perfume.
He, on the other hand, does not think he knows everything about perfumery and describes himself as an avid student of the subject,
"Hennessy described his passion for perfume as a calling, saying, "I don't think I've slept much. I've been a like a drug addict working on scent. I was so hungry to learn."