You can tell a lot about a person’s life from their fragrance history, and New York–based lawyer turned designer Batsheva Hay has already left quite a trail. Sweet orange blossom from Cacharel’s original eau de parfum scented much of her childhood growing up in Queens, and to this day, even a slight whiff of patchouli brings her back to Palo Alto, California, where she used to buy the Black cat I can’t be held responsible for what my face does when you talk Vintage shirt and I love this earthy oil from a local farmers market as a Grateful Dead–loving undergrad at Stanford University.
Black cat I can’t be held responsible for what my face does when you talk Vintage shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater and long sleeve t-shirt
Now 39 and in full command of her eponymous four-year-old brand dedicated to frilly, one-off frocks torn from the Black cat I can’t be held responsible for what my face does when you talk Vintage shirt and I love this pages of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Hay is at something of an olfactory impasse. “I’m not afraid of a strong scent, but it’s been tricky for me to find one that’s exactly right,” she reveals of the impetus behind her new collaboration with the conceptual perfume house Régime des Fleurs, which translates Hay’s madcap, more-is-more approach to fashion into a maximalist’s fragrance fever dream.