The trailer has arrived for the must-see true crime documentary on Sophie Toscan du Plantier
The trailer has arrived for the must-see true crime documentary on Sophie Toscan du Plantier

Jennifer McShane

What to eat this week: Beef with green chilli, soy, black sesame and soba
What to eat this week: Beef with green chilli, soy, black sesame and soba

Lauren Heskin

This modern Sligo farmhouse with a dreamy home office chalet and a treehouse is for sale for €245,000
This modern Sligo farmhouse with a dreamy home office chalet and a treehouse is for...

Lauren Heskin

Picnic season is here, so up your alfresco dining game with these chic accessories
Picnic season is here, so up your alfresco dining game with these chic accessories

Megan Burns

Soon enough, we will all be united in hate-watching Wild Mountain Thyme
Soon enough, we will all be united in hate-watching Wild Mountain Thyme

Lynn Enright

Stress Awareness Month: 6 tips to help you mange symptoms (and avoid burnout)
Stress Awareness Month: 6 tips to help you mange symptoms (and avoid burnout)

Jennifer McShane

Lizzo slides into Chris Evans’ DMs and his reaction is everything
Lizzo slides into Chris Evans’ DMs and his reaction is everything

Shayna Sappington

Image / Editorial

Something in the air


by IMAGE
19th Mar 2014
blank

Raymond Matts Scent Architect speaking about the power of scent marketing on behalf of Ambius 4.

blank
blank

Turning his nose up at a career in the secret service, scent designer Raymond Matts has created some of the most instantly recognisable fragrances including Clinique Happy and White Diamonds. Now, a partnership with interior landscapers Ambius has brought his creative blends wafting through the rooms of some of Ireland’s most luxurious hotels.

A walk under Parisian linden trees serves as inspiration for the light, floral notes found in hotel lobbies while snacking on soy nuts and watching American football inspired Raymond to blend a stronger sense of texture and coarseness into the scent he uses in his own bathroom.

Over cookies and jelly beans in Dublin’s Westbury Hotel (a demonstration in the power of the sense of smell, we promise), Raymond describes his New York apartment as an experimental space where his wife’s facial expressions quickly reveal whether a scent might require further tinkering.

He’s not interested in fly-by-night trends in scenting a home, but rather, likens choosing a home scent to choosing a lover. ?It may need to be lived with for a while before you begin to understand how it fills up a space!?

Classic scents flavoured with fig or vanilla tend to be cosy home favourites, and, while a fan of simplicity, Raymond advocates doing something a little different with classic tools. ?People tend to like classic notes as that is what they know,? he explains. ?You could say I’m on a quest to open their minds.?

Throughout his own home, saffron reigns supreme giving fragrance “a touch of brightness, of citrus, but without the heavier spice of something like cloves”.

Got a whiff of some interesting? Share it with us on @image_interiors ?

Also Read

shells cafe
EDITORIAL
A Sligo cottage is transformed into a cool and cosy surfers’ haven

Still one of our favourite homes ever, the easy-breezy interiors...

By IMAGE Interiors & Living

blank
EDITORIAL
What to eat this weekend: Fish n’ courgette chips with homemade tartar sauce

This healthy fish and courgette chips recipe from Jane Kennedy...

By Meg Walker

blank
EDITORIAL
“You’re weird Mammy… other mothers iron”: Author Elske Rahill on writing and motherhood

“Every baby costs you a book” – that’s something women...

By IMAGE

Taylor Swift
EDITORIAL
I was not a fan of Taylor Swift. Then I watched her documentary

The documentary Miss Americana has shown a different side to...

By Edaein OConnell

blank
EDITORIAL
Here’s how you can watch a new short film starring Paul Mescal

Paul Mescal fans, this one is for you… A 14-minute...

By Jennifer McShane

blank
EDITORIAL
Is marketplace feminism stealing the limelight from real female-driven issues?

‘Femertising’ is big business. Brands are increasingly taking advantage of...

By Amanda Cassidy

blank
EDITORIAL
Eclipsed: The powerful, all-female play exposing a Magdalene Laundry you need to see

‘Eclipsed’ director Kate Canning told Jennifer McShane of the challenges...

By Jennifer McShane