August 21, 2012


Lena and I met a couple of years ago when I taught a five-week Introduction to Perfume course in her lovely upstairs studio. Since then, we've discovered we have many friends in common, many of them also designers in our little borough of Brooklyn. I gave my sister a copy of Lena's Maps book. It was a huge hit.

Name: Lena Corwin

Occupation: Designer of books, textiles and illustraitions

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Where do you reside now: Brooklyn, NY

Favorite MCMC fragrance : GARDEN and MAINE, it's too hard to choose one

When did you start wearing perfume? What fragrance was it?: I would sneak sprays of my mother's Tea Rose perfume starting around age six

If you were a plant, what would you be?: Pink jasmine

What's in your refrigerator right now?: Yogurt, eggs, swiss card, ears of corn, coffee...

Three words that describe you: Day dreamer, morning person, mama