Six Scents, the fragrance collaboration spearheaded by Givaudan and Metaproject and curated by Seven New York's Joseph Quartana, is ready to launch series two. This year's designers are Henry Holland, Phillip Lim, Richard Nicoll, Damir Doma, Henrik Vibskov and Toga, each of whom paired with an individual perfumer to create their perfect scent. I spent this morning with three of the noses and they discussed the collaboration process. Henry wanted something cheeky; he imagined a big purple couch, made of velour, for all his friends to hang out on surrounded by puppies. When his perfumer, Stephen Nilsen thought about making it unisex, Henry said, "Just lots of sex."
Richard Nicoll likes fennel, so his smells like salad. Though I'm wearing it right now and somehow salad actually translates well into perfume. My favorite's Toga, a Japanese label trying to capture the essence of getting smashed off really great whiskey. The fragrances launch at the start of October in Seven, Bendel's, Oak and Jeffrey with parties and installations in New York, London, Paris, Seoul and Tokyo.