I was doing photography before I did perfume so I already had this kind of stimulating trust in why I was doing things. I guess I was putting myself into a high level of adrenaline which I still do when I’m working on creating a perfume. I started perfume when I was living in a place in Paris that I discovered after to be the place of a poisoner and that was the place where she – Madame de Brinvilliers – that’s where she was actually creating the poisons for a lot of people that she killed. So it’s quite funny to imagine that I just for fun started to think of blending things in the place where poisons were made.
I’ve never been such a full-thought man in terms of career, I always kind of let the steps go from one to another. I guess the realization of that is more related to the encouragement that I got from people around, people that I love and just people that I met and wanted to go further into discovering smells with me. So that’s quite organic basically.