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Top Notes: NOVA Custom Perfumes

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Perfumer Julia Zangrilli showed us how to make our very own perfume from just three ingredients for FADER #81. Now, fragrance fiends take note: she's launching NOVA, a perfume service that will craft personalized scents along with a soon-to-be-released fragrance collection. You can order your own custom fragrance over at the website and check out excerpts from her custom scent profiles below.


Bergamot. Menthol. Rose. Tobacco. Sandalwood. Cedarwood.

What's your name?
Sunny Shokrae

What do you do for a living?
Photographer

What's your earliest memory of perfume?
CK1, it was all the rage.

What was the inspiration for your custom NOVA fragrance?
A bit of rose, a bit of man, a bit of Iran.

Ylang Ylang. Tropical Flowers. Cardamom. Tonka Beans. Leather.

What's your name?
Chantel Valentene.

Hometown?
Brooklyn, New York.

What's your earliest memory of perfume?
My mom having a vanity table filled with different perfumes, and sneaking to try them on when she wasn't looking.

What did your home growing up smell like?
Cooking and baking. Always cakes and breads being baked. Vanilla and Almond Essence .

Lemon. Bergamot. Anise. Jasmine Grandiflorum. White Musks.

What's your name?
Nurit Yeshurun

Hometown?
Holon, Israel

What's your earliest memory of perfume?
Smelling all of my grandma's perfume testers and hating all of them.

What did your home growing up smell like?
Middle eastern food.

What was the inspiration for your custom NOVA scent?
I wanted it to be real Jasmine, and for it to be delicate, feminine and without woodiness.

Posted: August 23, 2012
Top Notes: NOVA Custom Perfumes