For today’s rather late installment, I give you my salute to another of the most important lines in perfumery today, Serge Lutens. Though best known for perfumes that masterfully balance sticky sweetness with spicy undertones over woody and resinous basenotes in tribute to the bazaars of the middle east, Serge also deserves kudos for his simpler florals and, on a deeper level, for his self-referential style, going back through the years to quote his older perfumes in clever ways that reward his
Thoughts on perfume
Beware, this is not an essay containing good structure of thoughts, nor will it bring enlightenment to anyone, it is merely a long personal train of thoughts.
After pursuing perfumes for now more than 3 years I find myself thinking about what they mean to me.
How comes that I spend most of the money I have to “spare” and sometimes even some that I cant really spare?
What is the point of having so many fragrances that
What is it about a woman on a train that makes a perfume so attractive?
Here's the new Angel ad...simply stunning, on a futuristic high speed train.
And Chanel No. 5, on an incredible retro sleeper train, of course.
Updated 3rd November 2011 at 04:37 PM by Fleurine
[Please do not take the initial premise (in the title of this post) seriously. I am just trying to dramatize a situation and make a point.]
Some radical perfumistas are occupying perfume counters across the country, and even the world, because they are frustrated by the trends they see in the perfume industry leading to downgrading the quality of fragrances and pricing their products beyond the reach of “the 99 percent.”
In the meantime, many in the media are pointing
Updated 27th October 2011 at 08:12 AM by JaimeB
For anyone just joining me, I’ve been working for a while on this rather epic list. I can’t believe it’s been this long and I’m only just hitting number 50. Again, this is inspired by the NowSmellThis list of 100 Fragrances Every Perfumista Must Try, but written from a male perspective, or at least including more “masculine” fragrances.
As stated before, I’m no expert and have no qualifications whatsoever to write a definitive list – I’m just an avid sniffer. So, I look forward
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