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a scent story — memories

people share their stories, relating to scent

3. Blake McKay

Blake McKay is a beautiful and creative artist who does about a million creative things, beautifully. Everything he touches becomes more gorgeous, soulful and usually, edible. He is a gifted chef who has also been a restauranteur, a teacher, a farmer,community garden president and a food stylist.   His book "Bouffe style Blake" is beautiful, insightful and inspiring, and was probably my mom's favourite Christmas gift this year. Here he shares his scent story: "Walking the woods of the west coast this fall, I was comforted by a familiar scent that pervades the air, one that reminds me of moments spent on the islands throughout my life. A particular perfume generated by footfalls on fallen leaves and moss, wet earth,...
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2.Grace Ko

Grace Ko is one of the most talented and brilliant people you could ever hope to meet. If you know her, you already know this - a musician, an artist, a ninja and a scientist(not in that order) not to mention one of the kindest and funniest and stylish people ever. This is the sweet scent story she shared with us: "The scent of lilacs and lily of the valley always remind me of my mom. Her favourite scent was the truly floral Diorrissimo which is based on Dior's favourite flowers and which he described as the 'scent of his soul'. Floral scents don't work on everyone, but on her it is perfectly soft, clean, feminine and unobtrusive. Perfectly suited...
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a scent story 1.Robin Bancroft-Wilson

A friend of mine, Robin Bancroft-Wilson of AATMA crystals, and I were sitting around one day, discussing our lives and our passions - the way we do. I was sharing with her that one of my favourite parts of speaking with people who are trying and choosing scents, is that inevitably - a scent story comes out.  Some type of sweet memory associated with a particular note, a blend of something, a tugging at the heart, a weakness in the knees - comes tumbling out, almost against better judgement at times. Just a completely untethered telling of this story would unravel.  I told her how much I cherished that! Because it is so sweet,and so... real. This is what makes me...
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