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IFF x RISD Scent Collaboration

I was one of 12 students selected from my graduating class to collaborate with International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (IFF) on a scent inspired by my senior thesis collection, Family Portrait.

When asked what my perfume should smell like, I wrote a list of 50 scents that reminded me of home. I envisioned a scent that smelled familiar but that you couldn’t quite describe.

Perfumer Natasha Côté took my inspiration and made the scent come alive with ingredients like smoky tuberose, which created subtle dusty effects.

I chose to name the fragrance L’dor V’dor, which in Hebrew translates to “from generation to generation.” This title felt like a fitting way to celebrate and tie in my Jewish heritage with my practice.