Intrigued by the scent of a Dior red lipstick? Attracted to the texture of red by Guerlain? What's at the root of this intergenerational obsession with red lipstick that resonates with people across cultures, of all ages and genders?
I had to turn to the expert. Correction! THE expert, Rachel Felder, author of Red Lipstick: An Ode to A Beauty Icon to dig a little deeper and find out what motivates our desire to apply red on our lips and why this private indulgence is as much about confidence as it is about mysticism.
In Barbara's words, ambergris, her object of desire, sheds a golden light that brings out all the details of a well designed perfume formula.
Barbara Herman is the founder and creative director of ERIS PARFUMS, a luxury niche perfume brand based in New York City. She's also the author of Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume (2013, Lyons Press).