A Fragrance Chat with George Antonopoulos

A Fragrance Chat with George Antonopoulos

George Antonopoulos is a creative director with countless fashion advertising campaigns to his credit; he’s also the Contributing Fashion Editor at Fashion Magazine in Toronto. He produces beautiful fashion editorials. His signature: Drama meets elegance. The Toronto-based talent has worked with celebrities such as Lana Del Rey, Olivia Wilde and Elisha Cuthbert, and has won numerous stylist awards over the years—but what we really want to know is what fragrance he wears. He tells us here, and also shares what summer scent memory he would bottle if he could get into a perfume lab.

QUESTION: What is your favourite scent memory of childhood?
GEORGE ANTONOPOULOS: The smell of the Mediterranean sea.

Q: What was the first fragrance you bought yourself and why did you buy it?
ANTONOPOULOS: YSL Kouros… it was the smell of the time.

Q: What does your favourite fragrance say about your personality?
ANTONOPOULOSI’m currently wearing a Tom Ford one with a citrus tone. I like to think it says that I’m not too overpowering and in your face. Ha!

Q: How many fragrances do you own?
ANTONOPOULOSThree to four of Tom Ford’s scents; I use them on rotation depending on my mood, outfit and the occasion that I’m attending.

Q:  Who is the best smelling person you’ve ever met, and what did they smell like?
ANTONOPOULOSI recently had the honour of meeting Vivienne Westwood in London and I’m guessing that she was wearing her own fragrance, Boudoir. She had a lovely, lingering scent.

Q: If you could bottle the scent of a favourite place/city/memory/moment what would it be and please describe the smell.
ANTONOPOULOSI was on a shoot in Los Angeles—it was a garden setting—and the smell of the blossoms filled the air. The scent added to the cheerful mood of the shoot. I would bottle that summer blossom scent.

Q: How important is fragrance to your life, to your sense of style?
ANTONOPOULOSI use fragrance as an accessory, the same way I would pick out a watch or shoes. It would depend on my mood, outfit and occasion.

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Alexandra Donaldson is the editorial assistant at The Whale & The Rose and a freelance writer and content creator. Although she recently took up yoga in an effort to be a healthy adult, she still binge-watches cartoons on a regular basis and dreams of running away to a cottage in the woods. She has yet to nail down her favourite perfume, but knows that it smells green, earthy and maybe a little bit spicy, but definitely not sweet.