S01E10 BEFORE the reveal

    S01E10 BEFORE the reveal

    post #1 of 2
    Thread Starter 

    http://www.opensky.com/the-opensky-beauty-closet/product/the-untitled-series-s01e10

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xHppmaX64_A

    I never expected to include a work like S01E10 in the Untitled Series because—and this is giving away quite a bit about the identity of the scent—I tend to be wary (with pretty good reason) of work by self-taught perfumers. I find this artist disconcerting. He strikes me as ridiculously talented, and as far as I can tell he came out of nowhere.

    The other startling thing for me is that this is a work created at full tilt in what is in my view a risky school; the problem with Romantic works is that they tend, by definition, to be overblown, melodramatic. Romantic literature—early to mid-1800s—and Romantic music—late 1800s to around the 1940—show the style’s strengths and weaknesses, the greatest of the weaknesses being, from the 21st century point of view, an earnest ingenuousness, a complete lack of cynicism. Cynicism is an endemic feature of turn-of-this-century culture and art. Given that the era is bookended by the highly corrupt Vietnam War and the mind-blowingly corrupt Iraq War, it’s warranted. So how do you pull off Romanticism today?

    By creating S01E10, it turns out. This is one of the greatest Byronesque beauties I’ve ever experienced. Windswept moors, cold rough seas, rocky cliffs tempest tossed, the genre’s entire panoply of tropes with no irony in sight, and yet you buy it, not (not for an instant) despite yourself but with a lifting soul, courage renewed, and a sense of adventure. If Robert Louis Stevenson had done a celebrity scent, this would have been it.

    It’s easy to knock off a discussion of the specs because they’re so good: persistence, diffusion, structure, stability—all excellent. Simple. The aesthetics are extraordinarily coherent.

    I should take this chance to remind us all how lucky we are. The wonderful thing about the artistic medium of scent is that it is closelyanalogous to the artistic medium of film: works done in it are, unlike works in paint or dance, highly reproducible and can be easily bought and taken home and experienced. Buy it.

    E09 is the final episode of Season 1; Season 2 starts in September with S02E01.

    BN thread

    http://www.basenotes.net/t/378417/chandler-burr-untitled-s01e10

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    Thread Starter 

    There is a problem with the juice in the bottle labeled E10:

    Quote:

    Thank you for your support of Chandler Burr and The Untitled Series on OpenSky. As a buyer of both S01E09 and S01E10, I'm reaching out to inform you that the labels on these bottles were mistakenly reversed during the production process. The current August/September Untitled, which is labeled S01E10 and which launched August 1st, is Sel de Vetiver. S01E09, which launched on July 1st is actually the yet-to-be-revealed scent.

    Chandler will reveal the true identity of S01E09 on October 1st, in a reveal video featuring E09's perfumer in his lab.

    Thank you for your support, your patience, and your understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

    All best,
    Alyse Diamond
    Director of Communications, OpenSky
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    8/14/13 at 1:27am

    Irina said:



    http://www.opensky.com/the-opensky-beauty-closet/product/the-untitled-series-s01e10

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xHppmaX64_A

    I never expected to include a work like S01E10 in the Untitled Series because—and this is giving away quite a bit about the identity of the scent—I tend to be wary (with pretty good reason) of work by self-taught perfumers. I find this artist disconcerting. He strikes me as ridiculously talented, and as far as I can tell he came out of nowhere.

    The other startling thing for me is that this is a work created at full tilt in what is in my view a risky school; the problem with Romantic works is that they tend, by definition, to be overblown, melodramatic. Romantic literature—early to mid-1800s—and Romantic music—late 1800s to around the 1940—show the style’s strengths and weaknesses, the greatest of the weaknesses being, from the 21st century point of view, an earnest ingenuousness, a complete lack of cynicism. Cynicism is an endemic feature of turn-of-this-century culture and art. Given that the era is bookended by the highly corrupt Vietnam War and the mind-blowingly corrupt Iraq War, it’s warranted. So how do you pull off Romanticism today?

    By creating S01E10, it turns out. This is one of the greatest Byronesque beauties I’ve ever experienced. Windswept moors, cold rough seas, rocky cliffs tempest tossed, the genre’s entire panoply of tropes with no irony in sight, and yet you buy it, not (not for an instant) despite yourself but with a lifting soul, courage renewed, and a sense of adventure. If Robert Louis Stevenson had done a celebrity scent, this would have been it.

    It’s easy to knock off a discussion of the specs because they’re so good: persistence, diffusion, structure, stability—all excellent. Simple. The aesthetics are extraordinarily coherent.

    I should take this chance to remind us all how lucky we are. The wonderful thing about the artistic medium of scent is that it is closelyanalogous to the artistic medium of film: works done in it are, unlike works in paint or dance, highly reproducible and can be easily bought and taken home and experienced. Buy it.

    E09 is the final episode of Season 1; Season 2 starts in September with S02E01.

    BN thread

    http://www.basenotes.net/t/378417/chandler-burr-untitled-s01e10

    8/24/13 at 3:39pm

    Irina said:



    There is a problem with the juice in the bottle labeled E10:

    Quote:

    Thank you for your support of Chandler Burr and The Untitled Series on OpenSky. As a buyer of both S01E09 and S01E10, I'm reaching out to inform you that the labels on these bottles were mistakenly reversed during the production process. The current August/September Untitled, which is labeled S01E10 and which launched August 1st, is Sel de Vetiver. S01E09, which launched on July 1st is actually the yet-to-be-revealed scent.

    Chandler will reveal the true identity of S01E09 on October 1st, in a reveal video featuring E09's perfumer in his lab.

    Thank you for your support, your patience, and your understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

    All best,
    Alyse Diamond
    Director of Communications, OpenSky





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