|image: Liz Moores|
When Papillon's debut trio emerged last year, it immediately caused a stir amongst scentusiasts in the UK. Tobacco Rose was the crowd pleaser, but the deadly Anubis and the more contemplative Angélique found fans too. As all three have just been shortlisted for a Fragrance Foundation award, the time is right for me to publish an account of my meeting with the brand's founder and 'nose', Liz Moores. We chatted several months ago at Portsmouth's Gunwharf Quays, covering issues both personal - she's the mother of children whose ages range from 20+ to below 2 - and perfume-related. But we began at the beginning, with the topic of how she slipped into her current role as perfumer and brand owner.