Six Scents: Interview with Joseph Quartana
Have you heard of Six Scents
? This fragrance line is like no other, marrying the worlds of fashion and fragrance Continue reading the interview below with Joseph Quartana to learn more about Six Scents.
How did you become involved with Six Scents?
When fellow founder Kaya Sorhaindo called me up one day back in 2007 with the idea to do a small, capsule collection of fragrances and wanted my input on where we should take it. As I am a fashion buyer, I suggested that we invite rising stars of fashion to render their visions through scent, choosing the designers that are influential enough in the industry that they should have a fragrance, but those who are not necessarily big enough that they can have a fragrance. Kaya and I both first met at a number of charity special events in New York we put together, and thought it would be nice to apply a charity aspect to this fragrance collection also. Thus Six Scents was born, initially as a small side project but since then it has grown into a beast that takes up most of our time!
What’s your favorite scent (s)?
I love the heady fragrances like Angel by Muglier, Flowerbomb by Viktor and Rolf, our own Mary Katrantzou from Series 3: Memories, as well as Orange Blossom from Illuminum, Black Rose from Illuminum, and Piment Brulant from L’Artisan Parfumeur.
What are people saying about Six Scents?
We get good feedback for the most part. We do try to challenge the status quo by allowing the designers to envision whatever they want, and the perfumers to render whatever they want, to keep them interesting.
What makes Six Scents different to the perfumes in the market place?
We are the only ones to give cutting-edge fashion designers a voice through fragrance, but also what really makes us different is that we allow our perfumers to exercise their creative muscles, to do what they want; we don’t tell them it has to be this certain way or make them follow or even respect trends, so they are all for the most part groundbreaking and unique.
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