Last February, Johnny Was launched the first in a series of artisan fragrances designed by Trance Essence's Janna Sheehan of Ojai, CA. Here is is an excerpt from a fun Q&A blog post depicting the inspiration behind that fragrance, Talia.
JW: "Talia is scent about the sensuality of the Southern California culture and bohemian lifestyle that Johnny Was personifies. Growing up in the Southern California surf culture gave me instant access to the dreamy and distinctive influences of Talia."
Janna: "The hot dry desert climate and warm salty ocean, music of the 60’s and 70’s like the Mama’s and Papa’s and Fleetwood Mac, salt & peppered with irreverent iconic Easy Rider rebels like Peter Fonda, set the stage. And, I always found myself referencing my little salty and sweet muse for this scent: singer Allie Buckley, who is a dead ringer for Michelle Phillips. Her poetic presence and that lusty sun kissed So Cal persuasion was the backdrop for the road trip that inspired the Talia journey."
Talia is distinctive and delicious with warm sweet notes of benzoin and ancient amber mingling with musk, vanilla absolute and jasmine and kissed by light and fresh wild sweet orange.