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Femme

by Wild Gardener on 29th June 2019 at 04:08 PM
Not exactly Egghead Weds Hourglass but not far from it; Peaches and Cream Floral meets Cumin Leather Chypre. The contrast is extreme, the balance precarious and perfect. This was only the third perfume by Roudnitska and already a first masterpiece.

Roudnitska wasn't content with turning out mere pretty perfume, he liked to use odd themes in his work, and in Femme the stone he threw into the pool was cumin.

Femme is a lactonic, pink fruity floral with a dark bitter

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Updated 29th June 2019 at 05:21 PM by Wild Gardener

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Notes from the Osmothèque : Speed dating Roudnitska

by Wild Gardener on 14th June 2019 at 05:38 PM
Going to an Osmothèque conference is like speed dating an oeuvre, you get a few minutes with a smelling strip before the next one comes along and the flow can go on for an hour or more. You can only get the most general idea of a perfume at the time, but at the end of the evening the smelling strips are all lined up in their paper sleeves ready to take away and work on later. The perfumes are all reconstructions, and as the Osmothèque doesn't give out vials it's impossible to try them on skin. A

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Updated 30th June 2019 at 02:38 PM by Wild Gardener

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Notes from the Osmothèque : Jean Carles, the Man and his Method

by Wild Gardener on 18th April 2019 at 01:03 PM
Jean Carles is popularly remembered as the Beethoven of Perfume, famously composing Ma Griffe using only his olfactive memory after he had lost his sense of smell. But there was more to this gifted perfumer than the tragedy that overtook him in later life. He was an amateur musician, a talented linguist who spoke six languages, a lover of Great Gatsby style cars and a conjuror who owned more than 120 books on stage magic.

Behind the showman there was of course a more serious side.

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Updated 30th April 2019 at 09:20 AM by Wild Gardener

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Dzongkha

by Wild Gardener on 28th March 2019 at 01:39 PM
In two of Roudnitska's late masterpieces, Diorella and Le parfum de Thérèse, the dominant motif - or the goal of his perfumery explorations was the famous over-ripe melon accord. And by the time he came to compose Dzongkha, Bertrand Duchaufour seemed to have already arrived at the rotting heart of Roudnitska's olfactosphere and established it as his Base Camp.

Dzongkha accepts the premise, or the promise, of rotten fruit, but then, like all great students, Duchaufour does his damnest

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Updated 15th July 2019 at 04:56 PM by Wild Gardener

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Beauty and the Brut

by Wild Gardener on 12th February 2019 at 10:32 PM
There's nothing special about the Great Smell of Brut; it was just a good fougère, nice - but nothing revolutionary. What made Brut great, and a big success, was something more subtle - attitude.

It's a sweet and pleasant little thing that never - at any time - resembles the brute it purports to be. The balance of sweet, green and anisic is alright, but that doesn't explain the phenomenal success that Brut enjoyed in the 1970's when - for a generation - it became the male scent de

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Updated 14th February 2019 at 07:25 PM by Wild Gardener

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