For Volume 2 of this fascinating collaboration with exceptional women from diverse fields, perfumer Geza Schoen chose to team with Polina Semionova, an internationally-fêted ballet dancer.?I was fascinated by what goes on in the mind of a great dancer while she’s dancing, ?? says Schoen, ??in the precision she must have to express the grace.?? The result is Precision & Grace, a stunningly balanced modern fragrance that marries uplifting fruity notes to soft florals, all perched atop a warm, deceptively strong woodsy drydown. I wanted to have pear and plum because they remind me of summer in the Russian countryside of my childhood, ?? says Semionova. The top note of Williams pear brings forth a crisp, juicy greenness. The heart of the fragrance is an accord of Egyptian jasmine with plum, meant to evoke the lightness of a ballerina’s gossamer costume. Finally the base of Precision & Grace, a powerful yet subtle real sandalwood and musk combination that shows the tremendous physical strength that a dancer must possess in order to project the sublimely delicate beauty visible to the audience. Breezy and feminine, yet hiding a deeper core of power and strength, Precision & Grace is another unique and fascinating triumph for The Beautiful Mind Series.