Ezra Woods
Ezra Woods is a stylist to red carpet personalities the likes of Chloe Sevigny and Michelle Williams. He has been immersed in flora since childhood – his family was in the flower business – and in 2007, before co-founding Régime des Fleurs, he presented his perfume at LAX ART in Los Angeles.

Ezra Woods

Régime des Fleurs
Launched by Ezra Woods and Alia Raza in 2014, Régime des Fleurs offers six scents divided into three tiers: the Lyrics, the Ballads, and the Epic, in order of complexity. The line is inspired both by art – the refined opulence of 18th century Europe, the restraint and emotional appeal of 20th century high-modernism – as well as the more visceral sensations of scent.

ASTROLOGICAL SIGN
Aquarius

WEBSITE
regimedesfleurs.com

WHAT IS YOUR PRESENT STATE OF MIND?
Flexible.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST?
God.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR / FLOWER?
Favourite color: aqua aura.
Favourite flower[s]: gloriosa lily, catelleyea orchid, passionflower, amaryllis belladonna, stephanotis, muguet, violet, tiare, lotus, plumeria, hoya, morning glory, bluebell, crocus, forget me nots, fritillaria, muscari, waterlilies, datura, night blooming cereus, magnolia, rose damascena.

Le Compte de Saint Germain
An eighteenth century European courtier with an interest in science & arts who obscured his origins by inventing fantastical histories – for example, that he was 500 years old.

WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER THE MOST OVERRATED VIRTUE?
Martyrdom.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?
To stop developing, growing and healing.

WHICH LIVING PERSON DO YOU MOST ADMIRE?
I most admire the godliness that exists in all.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL HERO?
Le Compte de Saint Germain.

Serge Lutens
A French photographer, filmmaker, hairstylist, fashion designer, and perfumist, Lutens is known for his work with the cosmetics company Shiseido in the 80’s. In 2000, he launched his own perfume brand “Parfums-Beauté Serge Lutens” and later erected an innovative “Olfactory Maze” in Lille.

Rei Kawakubo
Rei Kawakubo is a Japanese fashion designer and founder of Comme des Garçons. Though untrained in fashion design, Kawakubo’s innovative line has achieved international acclaim, specializing in anti-fashion, austere, and deconstructed garments.

Orlan
A French performance artist, Orlan is best known for a series of plastic surgeries through which she transformed herself into elements from famous paintings and sculptures of women – though she is not confined to any particular medium. She lives in works in L.A., NYC, and Paris.

Rudolf Steiner
An Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect and esotericist, Rudolf Steiner is famous for his literary theory, philosophical texts, and projects ranging artistic media. He sought to demonstrate that there is no essential limit to human knowledge.

WHO ARE YOUR REAL-LIFE HEROES?
Serge Lutens, Rei Kawakubo, Orlan, Rudolf Steiner.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST TREASURED POSSESSION?
My creativity.

WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF PERFECT HAPPINESS?
Inner stillness.

WHAT IS YOUR CHIEF CHARACTERISTIC?
Charisma.

WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE IN OTHERS?
Inhumane cruelty.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE NAMES?
Gogo, Stereo, Lago and Byblos.

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
To stop comparing.

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE?
La Mesa Way.

WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST ADMIRE IN A MAN?
Harmony of masculine and feminine energy.

WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST ADMIRE IN A WOMAN?
Harmony of masculine and feminine energy.

IF YOU WERE RE-INCARNATED AS A PERSON OR ANIMAL, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Different but the same.

WHO HAS BEEN THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON YOU?
Bjork and Morrissey because that was the music that I listened to over and over again as a teenager. Andy Warhol. Bret Easton Ellis. Todd Oldham when he was on “House of Style” on MTV. John Waters and Shelly Duvall because when I was in preschool the only VHS videos that we had were “Hairspray” and every “Fairytale Theatre.” Lady Miss Kier and Annie Lennox because my parents used to play Deee-lite and Eurythmics in the car when I was a kid. Lise Patt, my AP art history teacher from high school.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOTTO?
Truth is found in flowers.

Alia Raza
A New York and Los Angeles-based filmmaker, Raza is co-founder of fragrance line Régime des Fleurs. Scent inspires Raza in life and in work – as in her recent film “The Fragile White Blossoms Emit a Hypnotic Cascade of Tropical Perfumes Whose Sweet Heady Odor Leaves It’s Victim Intoxicated,” which engages the psychological and sociological significance of the beauty rituals of the famous.

Alia Raza

ASTROLOGICAL SIGN
Taurus

WEBSITE
regimedesfleurs.com

WHAT IS YOUR PRESENT STATE OF MIND?
Floral and fragrant.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini
A prominent 16th and 17th century Italian artist and architect, Bernini worked principally in Rome and is credited with creating the Baroque style of sculpture. With his incredible talent, he worked also as a painter, playwright, set designer, and metal-worker.

Agnes Martin
A Canadian-American abstract expressionist painter whose style was defined by an emphasis upon line, grids, and fields of extremely subtle color – a signature often labeled as minimalist. Inspired by the work of Rothko, she pared her work down to the most deductive elements to emphasize a transcendent reality.

Cindy Sherman
A New York-based photographer and film director, Sherman is known for her conceptual portraits, often acting as both artist and model. Her work seeks to raise questions about the role and representation of women in society, the media and the nature of creation in art.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST?
Bernini, Agnes Martin, Cindy Sherman.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR / FLOWER?
My favorite color is dove grey. My favorite flowers are jasmine, gardenia, and tuberose.

WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER THE MOST OVERRATED VIRTUE?
Physical beauty.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?
Lack of awareness.

Dominique Ropion
A prominent contemporary perfumer, Ropion is known to be both experimental, using extremes in scent to find new balances, as well as technically precise in his craft. He currently works with International Flavors & Fragrances.

WHICH LIVING PERSON DO YOU MOST ADMIRE?
At the moment, Dominique Ropion.

Antoinette “Bertha” Mason
In Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel “Jane Eyre”, Bertha is the violently insane first wife of Edward Rochester, moved to Thornfield Hall and locked in the attic.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL HERO?
Antoinette “Bertha” Mason.

WHO ARE YOUR REAL-LIFE HEROES?
All of them witches.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST TREASURED POSSESSION?
A set of triangle-shaped mirrors that my mother had made to reflect moonlight and sunlight in her house.

WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF PERFECT HAPPINESS?
Conscious presence.

WHAT IS YOUR CHIEF CHARACTERISTIC?
Slowness.

WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE IN OTHERS?
Unkindness.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE NAMES?
Antoinette, Anatole, Sabahat, Samina.

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I’d move beyond ego, on to the truth.

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE?
On 5th across from the Met, or in Rome but I get allergies there.

WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST ADMIRE IN A MAN?
Innocence.

WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST ADMIRE IN A WOMAN?
Experience.

IF YOU WERE RE-INCARNATED AS A PERSON OR ANIMAL, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A young Medusa.

WHO HAS BEEN THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON YOU?
My mother, my father, my analyst.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOTTO?
In flowers we trust.

The Confession Album

Inspired by a questionnaire given to Marcel Proust by his friend Antoinette, Natascha Snellman began “The Confession Album” in December 2012 to feature creative individuals. This series of questions reveals personality by asking about the tastes and aspirations of the taker. Natascha originally photographed friends and acquaintances with an iPhone after they took the Proust questionnaire, and was later joined by photographer and editor Lance Dawes.