M: My background is in Aromatherapy. I received a degree in Australia, so all my perfumes have the distinct use of essential oils.
R: When I’ve created a painting, there are a few friends or family members I know will be honest yet kind, who I ask to ‘lend their eyes’ and give an opinion. Who do you ask to ‘lend their nose’?!
|Maria McElroy and Alexis Karl|
R: On that subject, would you like to collaborate with artists, poets, musicians, dancers etc - maybe a development of the Japanese incense and poetry idea?
M: Aroma M perfumes are available on our website www.aromam.com and www.luckyscent.comhttp://www.luckyscent.com/, the Scent Bar in Los Angeles, Tiger Lily in San Francisco and Twisted Lily in New York.
And so concludes my emailed interview with Maria McElroy. I wish it could have been in person! I'm definitely going to watch Madame De; wonderful descriptions there. And that perfume! I'm swooning at the thought of it...voluptuous tuberose, tender violets, nostalgic orris. I confess I don't actually know what Genet is, or Choya Loban! But it's these details that make Maria a true creative soul of perfumery.
It's been an absolute pleasure to write up this interview, and who knows, one day we might get the opportunity for more creative collaborations, I just know they'd be full of inspiration and fun!