Perfume Wardrobe: Inside Fanny Bourdette-Donon’s French-Impressed Scent Assortment


Your fragrance isn’t simply the way you scent—it’s how you’re feeling. Often, it is an adjunct to the way you current your self to the world, however nowadays, it may well function a supply of consolation and nostalgia throughout days spent at house. Within the upcoming weeks, we’re sharing a brand new model of Perfume Wardrobe, our sequence in collaboration with The Perfume Basis that highlights the rotating fragrance “wardrobes” of tastemakers by means of key factors of their life. On this new take, we’ll be asking them to share their favourite scents by means of the lens of consolation and their at-home routine. Get to know them higher by way of the scents they select to put on throughout this unsure time.

Fanny Bourdette-Donan

These within the magnificence trade will agree: to know Dior is to know Fanny Bourdette-Donon. As Dior Magnificence’s Worldwide PR & Particular Tasks Supervisor, the French-born and Rwanda-raised Bourdette-Donon oversees technique for each new Dior magnificence launch, from collaborations to partnerships (which explains her greatest friendship with Bella Hadid, who serves as a face for the model). Although Bourdette-Donon’s day job could contain wrangling It-girls, she’s additionally change into fairly a notable one herself within the course of— a fast scroll by means of her Instagram yields loads of magnificence and elegance inspiration (Dior, naturally) and snaps of her travels all over the world (pre-quarantine). We caught up with Dior Magnificence’s woman about city and requested her perfume philosophy (trace: it is impressed by her dad) and the rotating perfumes in her French-influenced Perfume Wardrobe. Preserve scrolling to get to know Fanny Bourdette-Donon, from her “tender and highly effective” signature scent to the candle she burns that brings her consolation.

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How would you describe your Perfume Wardrobe by means of the years? 

“I’m very loyal to my fragrances and a perfume often accompanies me by means of a number of years. I wore J’adore most of highschool. My dad would purchase it for me at duty-free when he needed to go away on missions. I used to be fascinated by the gold Maasaï necklace of the amphora-shaped bottle and its charming scent. I actually began a pattern in my little highschool. I keep in mind all the women began carrying J’adore and the blue hair mascara Dior was doing on the time.

I then wore Calvin Klein ck be most of my regulation faculty years. I’ll at all times keep in mind shopping for Narciso Rodriguez for her on the airport once I moved to the States. I used to be so excited by this new journey I used to be embarking on. I used to be about to start out a brand new chapter of my life on a brand new continent I barely spoke the language—how enjoyable! I wore Narciso most of my twenties.”

At the moment, I put on Dior Homme Intense, which has form of change into my signature scent. My mates typically joke that they will scent me coming. I really like the subtle sensuality of the juice, the way it’s tender and highly effective on the similar time.”

What was the primary perfume you ever purchased and why? 

“The primary perfume I ever purchased was Fahrenheit. It was (nonetheless is) my dad’s perfume and the primary actual current I keep in mind saving cash for.

Rising up, the lads of my life actually made my perfume training once I give it some thought. They might have a quite simple routine however would religiously put on their signature scent each single day, regardless of the place we have been.”


Do you continue to put on perfume nowadays even when you do not go away the home?

“I put on perfume each day. Sporting perfume is the ultimate contact of my routine—I’m unhappy and really feel like I’m lacking one thing once I don’t have perfume on.

My absolute favourite and the one I don’t really feel full with out is Dior Homme Intense. I spray it within the morning earlier than leaving my home, after lunch, and earlier than dinner. My different present favourite scent is Fortunate from Maison Christian Dior. I like to put on it on weekends or holidays. The explosion of white flowers and freshness of this scent have a really reassuring and comforting impact on me.”

Your WFH perfume: 

“I at all times burn a candle once I make money working from home. I’ve had an ongoing dependancy for Jardin D’Orangers from Maison Christian Dior. The freshness of the citrus mixed with the neroli flowers create a comfortable and comforting ambiance which I discovered very inspiring and addictive.”

Your cozy sweatsuit scent: 

“My physique lotion, Rose Gipsy, and the gorgeous scent of my face crème, Dior Status. Each are made out of roses, which have calming and uplifting virtues.”

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The scent that brings you consolation: 

“It is extra of a scent, particularly proper now. The scent of house cooking: I really like the scent of a cake contemporary out of the oven, of greens simmering for hours over mild warmth. I really like watching my mother cook dinner, and the scrumptious scent which fills the home.”

The perfume you spritz to deliver again good reminiscences:

“It’s not a perfume—it’s the scent of the shea butter-infused physique lotion my mother used to use on us when have been children. That scent at all times brings again so many comforting reminiscences. The scent of Exofène powder takes me wayyy again too! I at all times maintain each at house.”

The candle you are at present burning proper now and why:

“I’m at present burning Palo Santo from Additional Virgo as we communicate! I discover the notes of pine, bergamot, and cypress extraordinarily enjoyable and uplifting.”


What you scent whenever you need to unwind/destress: 

“The very first thing I do once I get house after a protracted worrying day is gentle a candle and spray some Lavender Gypsy Mist from Jacquie Aiche, which helps me chill out and disconnect. I additionally found that it helps me sleep higher so I began spraying some on my linens too earlier than going to mattress.”

The scent you may affiliate with this time: 

“The scent of contemporary lilies will now without end remind me of this time. Certainly, as quickly as confinement was introduced, I flew to my mother’s home within the South of France, which is often stuffed with contemporary seasonal flowers she buys as soon as per week on the native flower market. For the reason that flower market closed and we couldn’t go away the home anymore, I discovered an area horticulturalist who has been delivering probably the most beautiful contemporary lilies each Saturday, which have been filling the home with probably the most exhilarating scent.”

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