Six Scents, Take Two
When Six Scents: Series One made its debut last fall, Joseph Quartana, the fragrance collection’s curator, introduced the fashion and beauty set to a new kind of “creativity with a conscience.” Pairing six designers with six perfumers, he embarked on an annual endeavor to produce olfactory art for a cause, dedicating a portion of sales from the limited-edition flacons to a rotating roster of charitable initiatives. For the second installment of the project, which launches in October, the names have changed but the end goal has remained the same. Series Two features perfumes from Phillip Lim, Henry Holland, Damir Doma, Henrik Vibskov, Richard Nicoll, and Toga—each of whom worked with a renowned nose from Givaudan—and a percentage of the net proceeds will go toward Pro-Natura in support of its environmental sustainability programs. Each duo was told to create their eau based on the idea of the dependent relationship between nature and art and as a reflection of their own unique style, of course. As such, Lim’s scent is composed of Italian black pepper oil from Madagascar, juniper berry oil, magnolia accord, Indonesian patchouli oil, and incense, for that easy-to-wear/casual-chic effect he’s known for.