Taste, touch, smell, sight, and sound, Dior engages all the senses in its latest documentary, titled ‘Nose’. Available for streaming on Amazon Prime and Apple TV, it released on the 22 of February, and focuses on the art of perfume making.
Directors Arthur de Kersauson and Clément Beauvais filmed François Demachy, Dior’s Perfumer-Creator for almost 2 years. The feature-length documentary details the process (not ingredients, mind you) of creating perfume for the French luxury house that offers some of the finest, luxurious scents in the world.
On a trip around the globe to locations in India, Sri Lanka, Calabria and Grasse, Demachy searches high and low for smells that excite. In the words of Dior’s chief perfumer since 2006, “To me, perfume is in its essence, a human journey.”
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If this smell-good-movie makes you want to explore what goes behind the scenes of the most popular luxury brands, here’s a list of exciting documentaries to watch now.
Valentino: The Last Emperor
This is a 2008 documentary film that highlights the life of legendary Valentino Garavani, directed and produced by Matt Tyrnauer, Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair magazine. Passionate about all things beautiful, the Italian couturier is shown surrounded by a tight-knit circle of friends and employees. His 45-year long career and personal life with business partner and companion, Giancarlo Giammetti, is a major part of the film.
Notoriously private designer Karl Lagerfeld opens up about his German upbringing and career in this 2007 documentary. Creative Director at Chanel, Fendi and his eponymous label, Karl was always instantly recognised by his iconic white hair, black sunglasses, fingerless gloves with many rings and high collars.
A fly-on-the-wall perspective is given to viewers along with Lagerfeld’s views about everything from fashion to literature.
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