New York Times

Zachary Woolfe

February 6, 2016

After a long day rehearsing Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” at the Metropolitan Opera, the conductor Fabio Luisi stepped nimbly around the studio overlooking Central Park where he plies his side trade: making perfume. He proffered samples of ingredients like jasmine, bergamot and ambergris, and gave sniffs of his own recipes.