My name is Normand Cardella and I live in Montréal, Canada. I am relatively new to the world of perfume… having discovered it a little over 10 years ago. My educational background consists of an Art History degree and a Masters in Library Sciences, which is why perfume classification absolutely fascinates me and my bible is Michael Edwards’ Fragrances of the World.
I have a collection of about 150 bottles and some 50-odd samples. At work, my colleagues recognize the fact that I am a certified perfume obsessive and they either humour me or they are truly interested. I consider it my greatest breakthrough that my psychotherapist, after only 4 months of treatment (on me that is), can differentiate between a green chypre and a rose chypre. It brings tears to my eyes… (hehe).
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