Makeup innovator Terry de Gunzburg has turned her attention to fragrance-making after imprinting the beauty makeup culture with her creation among other things of the Touche Eclat at YSL in 1992 and more recently, the establishment of By Terry destined to be the haute couleur rendering of the concept of haute couture. She also contributed to the creation of Nuxe Oil, another beauty cult product, whose perfume has been made into a personal fragrance this summer 2012. On August 15, her debut collection of 5 perfumes launched under the brand name "Terry de Gunzburg" rather than "By Terry"...
She reveals in an interview with Le Nouvel Obs Obsession that the project has been 10 years in the making. Her source of inspiration is the tradition of great French perfumes, citing fragrances like Arpège de Lanvin, Mitsouko de Guerlain, Bal à Versailles or Miss Dior (the original).
Perfume company Robertet from Grasse have contributed their noses Jacques Fleury, Arthur Le Tourneur d'Ison, Karine Vinchon et Sidonie Lancesseur to compose the scents. No briefs were given, just a few pointers and apparently, wide-open budgets. Out of 800 mods, De Gunzburg retained her favorites and resisted further tweakings by the marketing team, or rather, she tried to amend the juices to suit marketing guidelines initially, but then had to go back to the originals preferring to follow her gut instinct.
The results are called Flagrant Délice, Rêve Opulent, Part Pris, Lumière d'Epice et Ombre Mercure. They are all florals except for one fruity perfume.
Another collection of woody perfumes is planned for 2013.
Prices: 125€ for 100 ml and 78€ for 50 ml.
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