Articles about Nobi Shioya and Christophe Laudamiel
The Boston Globe and Perfumer & Flavorist published interesting articles about the perfumer Christophe Laudamiel (Thierry Mugler Perfume Le Coffret, S-Perfume S-ex) and Nobi Shioya, "a surfer turned sculptor turned fragrance house founder [who] pushes the bounds of niche scents".
"There's too much confusion, too much secrecy (...) I think perfumery should be raised to the same level as music, and painting, and architecture. With a symphony orchestra, you can see all the music, you can see all the instruments, and in the end it's still magical. When you're educated, you can determine the true value of things, and you can make better choices. It's time for that same level of education to occur with scent." (Cristophe Laudamiel. From Making Perfect Scents. The Boston Globe, February 22, 2007)
“The way I approach each project is not that different from the way I sculpt (...) Creating art always has the aspect of reconstructing something that exists. For instance, if I’m going to sculpt a figure, I will take the model apart in my head and in preparatory drawings and then, once that process is done, I will reconstruct that figure the way I want to see it.” (Noby Shioya. From The Next Wave, Part 1. Perfumer & Flavorist, February 21, 2007)