Updated: Dec 19, 2020
Shanghai glamorous nightlife, an endless source of inspiration
Since the first half of the 20th century, Shanghai glamorous nightlife has been an inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists of all kinds including perfumers!
In Lisa See's novel, Shanghai Girls (2009), the sisters May and Pearl describe the scent of the city by night: " We are young, we are beautiful, and we live in the Paris of Asia [...] we step into the Shanghai night [...] each block brings us the smells of death and decay, ginger and roast duck, French perfume and incense".
Shanghai has inspired countless films. The Goddess (1934), a striking contrast between the glorious Bund illuminated skyline and the tragic life of the heroine, played by the superstar Ruan Lingyu, w