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Scent of Life: Talk with Laiza S
What is the scent of life? Everyone has their own answer.


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Can you tell us more about your personality?
I am straightforward, as simple and direct in a way that mirrors my work. People who are unfamiliar with me may find me quiet and distant, but I am actually quite enthusiastic.

What is your favourite scent? 
I love the comforting after-shower smell, which matches with my personality. The scent of white musk is particularly appealing which is not too strong or sweet, that gives a light and neutral feeling.

Do you remember what your first perfume was? Does it hold a meaning to you?
It was a perfume from Chloé that seemed to have a hint of chilli added. The scent was so inimitable and long lasting that I was obsessed with. I had been using it for seven or eight years, and I even stocked up a few when I knew that perfume would be no longer available. To some extent it became my trademark and it wasn't until later that I switched to another perfume.

From your extensive travel experience, do you have a particular memory of a city's scent?
Iceland. It's also my favourite country throughout my years of travelling, as both the scenery and smell are so unforgettable. I still remember that it was around September and the weather was turning cold, the mixed smell of snow and ice encircling in the air, with an extra touch of the smell of greenery was indeed one of a kind.

Scent is intangible yet ubiquitous, but from a photographer's point of view, do you think it is something that can be captured?
Even though it is impossible to capture scent, I would portray the presence of smells by showing surrounding environment to audiences, for example capturing the smog in Iceland would help depict the smell of ice.


EDITOR'S NOTE

A diverse and distinctive scent could accentuate Laiza's character. The bold YVES SAINT LAURENT LIBRE has a sexy, cool neutral floral scent; the passionate and captivating ARMANI beauty SÌ PASSIONE INTENSE blends the surging aromas of blackcurrant nectar and jasmine; the elegant Miss Dior Rose N'Roses gives off the scent of a sea of roses; and the cheerful floral and fruity scent of  Dolce Shine makes her even more distinctive.

From left

YSL BEAUTÉ LIBRE (90ml, HK$1,420)
Miss Dior Rose N'Roses (100ml, HK$1,090)
ARMANI beauty Sì Passione Eau de Parfum Intense (50ml, HK$890)
Dolce&Gabbana Beauty Dolce Shine (75ml, HK$980)


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