ARNAUD MAROLLEAU

De­scribes cap­tur­ing mas­culin­ity in a bot­tle.

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Bazaar Fragrance Awards 2016 -

Arnaud Marolleau, founder and CEO of Taf’eel De­sign Stu­dio, em­braces fragrance with pas­sion­ate ar­dour. He lends his busi­ness ex­per­tise to ma­jor fragrance brands, and has brought his metic­u­lously honed skills to BAZAAR over the years.

What makes a scent mys­te­ri­ous?

Ori­en­tal in­gre­di­ents that co­coon you as soon as you wear them, en­velop­ing you like a spell.

What was the stand­out qual­ity of Dior Sau­vage that made it Fragrance of the Year for Men?

Its com­po­si­tion rein­vents clas­sic el­e­ments well; it in­trigues you and pos­sesses a se­duc­tive power.

What makes a great male fragrance?

A fragrance you have to get closer to, to dis­cover en­tirely.

The Greek am­phithe­atre over­look­ing the town of Taormina

Kil­ian Hen­nessy fuses his fam­ily her­itage of co­gnac with a dis­tinc­tive flair for scents. Sin­gle Malt, for ex­am­ple, is a fragrance built on ab­so­lute wheat notes.

2 Car­los Hu­ber, founder of Aquiste and trained ar­chi­tect in his­toric preser­va­tion, pur­veys scents made from rare in­gre­di­ents. Ex­clu­sive can­dles for St. Regis Ho­tels world­wide are just one ex­am­ple.

1 Fred­er­ick Bouchardy, founder of Joya fragrance de­sign stu­dio, caters to the cus­tom-made scene for brands such as Open­ing Cer­e­mony.

Cou­ple du jour David Seth Moltz z and Kavi Ahuja Moltz set the scene with unique handmade con­coc­tions, such uch as Mis­sis­sippi Medicine, based on a death cult in the 1200s.

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