Anyone who knows me is aware of my interest in Tilda Swinton that often borders on a star struck obsession. Imagine my joy, then, at recently discovering via a good friend, that Tilda had collaborated with a young and experimental French fragrance company on a cologne!
Inspired by the love poem by Rumi ‘Like This’, Tilda selected a magical blend of scents including Yellow Tangerine, Ginger, Moroccan Neroli and finished with a hint of Musk. When I heard of this I rushed to the white-painted corner store in the Marais, Paris.
On my first visit there I was amused by the naughty names of their other colognes, such as Fat Electrician and Tom of Finland.
I took one of those slim paper scent samples of ‘Like This’ away with me, and pinned it carefully to a page in my diary. For weeks I’d open my diary, daily, and be captured by the ravishing scent of ginger and tangerine. Finally, I gave in to the temptation and bought a bottle for myself.
Albano is a very talented and accomplished architect, interior and furniture designer. His work speaks for itself: detail oriented, holistic and elegant design. His taste level is probably the most refined i’ve ever seen. Based in Singapore, Albano has a love affair with Paris, London and Antwerp, visiting every museum, designer store, bookstore (and bakery) he can. So i’m more than happy to have him part of Monsieur Jerome. He’ll be presenting his favorite products every now and then. You can see his work here: www.studiodaminato.com.
Credit photo (bottle): Albano