I was one of 12 students selected from my graduating class to collaborate with International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (IFF) to develop a scent based on my Family Portrait collection.
When asked what my perfume should smell like, I wrote out 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 it come alive with ingredients like smoky tuberose which created subtle dusty effects.
I named the fragrance L’dor V’dor, which in Hebrew translates to “from generation to generation.”
After the loss of both of my grandmothers, I became consumed by the idea of a legacy. What do we pass on from generation to generation? I realized that my work is more than just articles of clothing I make—those pieces are now an indivisible part of my family history. Titling my scent L'dor V'dor felt like a fitting way to celebrate and tie in my Jewish heritage with my artistic practice.