The striking bottle is an amalgam of many elements as well. A faceted gold flask appears to float between two pieces of crystal, and Yurman’s famous cable snakes around the cap. “It’s actually our wedding ring,” points out David, holding out his cable-wrapped ring finger to illustrate. That’s fitting, considering that the fragrance began as a gift from husband to wife. “I really wanted a fragrance, and David wanted to make me one,” says Sybil, when asked why, after 28 years in accessories, they suddenly felt the need to branch out into scent.
But in the end, David is enjoying the fruits of his labor at least as much as his wife is although his namesake scent is undeniably feminine. “It’s slightly different on every per-son. On me it’s different than you, I’m sure,” he says, sniffing his wrist and breaking out into a sly smile.“I think it smells best on me.”