My Favourite Things: Kilian Hennessy
The most amazing restaurant in New York is Per Se. Fine cuisine. Stunning. Opened in 2004, it’s Thomas Keller’s acclaimed interpretation of the French Laundry. His nine-course tasting menu and nine-course vegetable tasting menu using classic French technique and the finest ingredients are simply amazing.
What I love about him is that he’s subversive. He was a classical painter who invented a new style of painting. There’s also a lot of mythology and history behind his paintings. I think his work is just fascinating.
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I’m reading a book called "Fear" about Donald Trump in the White House. It’s written by Bob Woodward, one of the journalists who exposed Watergate. It’s fascinating, like a soap opera.
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I’m into every kind of music—R&B, pop… I might listen to music before going out or when I’m creating mood boards and scents, and I love The Weeknd.
My number one perfume, Good Girl Gone Bad, uses osmanthus from China. I use it a lot. It’s a flower that smells like violet, apricot and leather all at once. It’s aromatic. I actually wear it pure.
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