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  1. Perfumes, Persons, and Poems. Perfumes as Poems, Part II: Counter-conjectures.

    In my last post in this series, I boldly asserted the identity of perfumes and poems, offering twenty platitudes which I claimed to be true of both perfumes and poems. (see: [url][/url]) I was thinking along the lines of Leibniz' Law, according to which, in this case, if everything true about poems is true of perfumes, and everything true about perfumes is true of poems, then this should establish their identity!

    I invited counterexamples ...

    Updated 16th November 2011 at 03:05 PM by sherapop

  2. 100 Fragrances Every Frag-Head Guy Should Try, part 26: The Legends Of Niche Part 2 - The 90's

    The Legends Of Niche, Part 2 – The 1990’s

    78. Gendarme by Gendarme

    In 1991, Gendarme created the first anti-perfume. As the story goes, its founder was allergic or sensitive to ingredients in the scents of the times, so he created a mix of soapy notes and clean laundry chemicals that smelled like a hyper-exaggeration of “clean.” Then, in one of the best ironies in the whole world ...
  3. 100 Fragrances Every Frag-Head Guy Should Try, part 25: The Legends Of Niche Part 1 - The 80's

    Long before the internet made it easy to hear about rare fragrances, and many years before Barneys was an upscale chain store, back when The Perfumed Court was a Xerox list of available samples that you received by mail, there were still niche perfumes. Small stores and hotels had their own perfumes, and tiny little companies made interesting, non-mainstream scents. While on one hand, we have it easy now with the rapid spread of information, the days before this benefited from a much larger number ...

    Updated 15th November 2011 at 04:43 AM by rogalal

  4. 100 Fragrances Every Frag-Head Guy Should Try, part 24: L'Artisan Parfumeur

    If I had to pick a personal favorite perfume company, I’d probably pick L’Artisan Parfumeur. They’ve been around forever (Their iconic Mure et Musc already made this list in my picks of the 70’s) and have consistently valued creativity and pushing the envelope of artistic perfumery, using top noses for decades now.

    I definitely see some recurring themes within their line. First, they’re known for their sense of humor, releasing surprisingly wearable and well-thought-out scents of ...

    Updated 11th December 2011 at 09:09 PM by rogalal

  5. Now Things Get Serious

    In my last post, I indulged myself in a little harmless fun; at least that's what I said. In truth, there was a subtext to my borrowing the Occupy Wall Street metaphor and dressing it up in the issues of perfumista frustration in our own love-hate relationship with the purveyors of our favorite stuff.

    The best way to put this is perhaps to say that in many aspects of our life, so many of which are affected by commercial interests, we encounter more and more frustration in a sense

    Updated 10th November 2011 at 07:43 AM by JaimeB

    The Fragrance Industry , Personal Reflections

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