Sady Doyle

Wrote a book.

My Quest To Find the Great American Perfume: The Guardian

If you see scent as art, a perfume is less like your favorite shirt than it is like your favorite movie, less about public attraction than about private entertainment. A good perfume, Brosius says, “should always speak directly, and very, very clearly, to the person who wears it”.
From this angle, the search for a great American perfume is not only reasonable, it’s necessary. We have great American novels. We have outstanding musicians, ground breaking directors, dancers and chefs. But American perfumes?
They do exist, but finding them is difficult. To explain this, we have to dive into the complicated relationship Americans have with smell.

Read more at The Guardian.

Page by Sady Doyle. Photos by B. Michael Payne.