The Me Theory of Value
116: Jean-Claude Ellena perfumer for Hermes: “It’s very important to understand that the price of perfumes is not the price of their materials. You pay for the creativity …. That has value as well, a value that I put into the perfume. This Marxist idea that the price of a thing is the price of its materials is false.”
Burr, Chandler. 2008. The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York (New York: Henry Holt).