Yann Vasnier on the Fragrance World’s Renewed Interest in the Outdoors
Chances are, you’ve smelled perfumer Yann Vasnier’s work without even knowing it. The French fragrance virtuoso, who has crafted perfumes for the likes of Comme des Garçons, Marc Jacobs, Moschino, and Alexander McQueen, is among the most prolific figures in the industry. Given that his curiosity spills over into many other realms, too, the chances are even greater. Collaborating with visual artists such as Bianca Bondi and the Perrotin art gallery, as well as creating innovative new fragrance technologies, Vasnier continues to build on his virtually omnipresent, multidimensional body of olfactory work. Speaking over Zoom, we recently had the opportunity to discuss his thoughts on what’s next for his generous—and ever-generative—practice.