As you have probably already guessed, this is an article about the irrational prices at which many discontinued and thus rare fragrances are offered (and possibly sold) nowadays. I know that everything is a matter of supply and demand, but come on now! What's wrong with all these people? Since when finding some old perfumes while cleaning their grandparents' basement means they could make a Ferrari out of them?
As we speak, someone is selling this bottle of Guerlain's Derby on a well known
The reason was there for quite a long time now, but the cause was inadvertently given to me by a kind lady who sent me a 10ml bottle of Tosca perfume. I've read a number of reviews just out of curiosity, and I was fed up by the "old lady stinker" kind of comments, apparently written by people who think that the nth flanker of "Eau de Hush and Give Us Your Money" is the ultimate achievement in perfume history. But this time it was different. This time it got personal. Tosca was
Something strange happened in Greece during the early '90s. Being polarising by its very own nature, some would call it a study in stupidity and some would call it inspired marketing. Here's how it goes...
One day, some "luminary" from an ad agency discovered or remembered that due to the live cultures it contains, yoghurt is somehow a living thing. So (s)he thought that this was a very cool thing to underline, and a brilliant demonstration of extraordinary wit so as to have the
Since oud resin is actually the product of a mould infection, this automatically means that it can be harvested only from trees that are literally sick. So, what happens when these trees are stubborn and refuse to get sick and co-operate with humans and their fundamental need to smell exotic? This happens...
Which results in this...
First of all, I'd like to remind to anyone who would be kind (and patient) enough to read this article, that these are my personal views on this particular subject, and they are by no means axiomatically right. Our personal preferences are 100% subjective, and subjectivity is usually the worst enemy of "right" and "wrong".
I think that the very first priority in such a discussion is to define what "niche" is. According to numerous sources, the key for any perfume