" To make a formula is not like creating a culinary recipe by mixing several ingredients until one reaches the well-balanced amount for every material. I prefer to compare perfume formulation to a way of flexibly knitting materials together. This way, the ingredients can either attract or repel each other, building a pleasant form, which is neither fixed, nor solid, nor rigid. We have seen thus far that, in the olfactory language of a fragrance, synthetics are akin to a single word: distinct information, linear, and with a faithful personality. In the presented linguistic metaphor, natural materials are akin to a complex chat: diverse information, messy, and with a meddlesome personality."
In an article published in CHEMISTRY & BIODIVERSITY – Vol. 5 (2008), Céline Ellena speaks about the different approaches in explaining a formula: The Cooking Metaphor, The Musical Metaphor, The Linguistic Metaphor.
This approach can be seen in several very delicate perfumes done for The Different Company: Un parfum d'ailleurs et fleurs, Un parfum des sens et bois, Un parfum de charme et feuilles.