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Much Ado About Nothing: Perfume Cost

by Zealot Crusader on 2nd September 2019 at 04:21 AM
The average person who walks into a perfume store, or a perfume counter at a department store, tries or is shown several things by the salesperson, makes a choice or takes some samples for a later choice, and life goes on. Sometimes you have that person on a mission that knows what they want, and they're less likely to explore or be talked into something, but the bottom line is they smell something and they like it, they make a purchase or don't, and that's the end of the show folks.

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Perfume Jargon: The Fougère Pt. 3

by Zealot Crusader on 31st May 2019 at 01:01 AM
No discussion of the revered fougère genre in perfume could happen without mentioning the rise of niche perfume. Niche perfume houses unattached to designer labels began to grow in number, undoubtedly because they offered the variety that was missing in increasing amounts from designer and drugstore perfume over the years. Niche houses were great at first because they weren't confined to budgetary limitations, made scents via focus groups, or needed contracts with large chem firms to operate effectively

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Perfume Jargon: The Fougère Pt. 2

by Zealot Crusader on 30th May 2019 at 12:44 AM
Fougères after their first initial revival in the 60's were really quite something, and although they may seem laughable and dated to some nowadays with their heavy musk and tonka profiles, they were seen as daringly masculine compared to the bay rums, dry lemony eau de colognes, sharp chypres, and minty aftershaves men had grown accustomed to mid-century. Scents like British Sterling in particular were an amazing advancement in the world of fougères as they leaned more-heavily on oakmoss and excitingly

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Perfume Jargon: The Fougère Pt. 1

by Zealot Crusader on 28th May 2019 at 05:56 PM
Spend some time talking to perfume fans or collectors and you will invariably come across some terms you've never heard before being used to describe classes of perfume. Among the most frequently-cited terms is "fougère", and it is a word associated primarily with fragrances marketed to men. Not all male-market perfume is a fougère, but nearly all modern examples of the fougère are marketed either to men, or as unisex creations preferred by men. Basic "perfume collecting 101"

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Perfume: What Comes Next?

by Zealot Crusader on 13th December 2018 at 09:42 AM
What is coming next in the world of perfume? Where are we headed? Well, in order to understand that we need to look a bit into the past then at current events to figure out what the next moves will likely be! I originally posted this in a thread as a response to the topic question, but then I realized it was so long that nobody was going to read it in full, and decided to copy it over into a blog post instead

This is a several-pronged thing so I'll break it down.


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