To Siu Kiu is well known as an internet celebrity and now she is working hard to become an actress. “There are many emotions within me and I want to express them through acting,” she said.
To Siu Kiu is so much more than just a pretty face; when you talk to her you realise that she has her own thoughts and the stamina to go after her dreams – a young lady with confidence, but not at all intimidating. Like a linear-structured perfume, it’s not a complex cadence, but it’s direct and consistent from the beginning to the end.
JOYCE Beauty: Siu Kiu, can you share a scented memory with us that is dear to you?
To Siu Kiu: I’m afraid you’ll laugh at me. My first boyfriend: I liked the smell of his sweat a lot. One year on his birthday, I chose a woody perfume for him which I thought was perfect for him. Unfortunately, we broke up not long afterwards and I never got to smell this woody scent on him again, until one time in England when I was on the street and suddenly there it was, that woody tone! But of course it wasn’t him, but I still followed the scent until I couldn’t smell it anymore. All the happy and unhappy memories of our relationship came back like a flood. That was the first time I realised that scent could be so powerful.
JOYCE Beauty: This is a really moving story! A perfume collector once said that every time she starts a romantic relationship she changes her perfume, presumably for the same reason. So, other than love, does scent play an important part in your daily life?
To Siu Kiu: I love the smell of peaches, so for daily necessities I always choose something that smells like peaches, be it paper towels, shower gel, shampoo, lotion and so on. I wish I could live in a peach-scented bubble!
JOYCE Beauty: So fruity tones are your favourite? As for floral, wood and citrus tones, of what and whom do they remind you?
To Siu Kiu: I think I could be considered a perfume collector. Regardless of the brand or style of the perfume, as long as it moves me I will bring it home. When you ask me about my scented memories, something else came to mind. I travelled with my family to Hangzhou when I was young, and we walked by a place full of osmanthus flowers, and that very scent left a mark on me. Now whenever I smell osmanthus flowers I feel happy. For me that flower represents my family, while a woody tone represents my life, peach or fruity scent represents love, and citrus vitality. Like my fragrance collection, all these different aromas are indispensable; they constitute an important part of me.
Scent representing Siu Kiu:
Annick Goutal | PETITE CHÉRIE
Annick Goutal created Petite Chérie for her beloved daughter Camille, producing a vivacious composition that embodies a mother’s love for her “little darling” on the cusp of womanhood. This fruity fragrance combines all Siu Kiu’s heart’s desires, with a riot of juicy peaches and pears as top notes, enhanced by the sensual femininity of rose and musk and finished with a final sprinkle of freshly cut grass – a mischievous embrace of a perfume.
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