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  • 9th February 2010, 07:44 PM
    Thanks for your encouraging comments. Whether my actual brief is chosen or not, I too hope that some of the key principles it embodies will be observed in the making of these fragrances. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a statement about perfumery - as well as three beautiful perfumes - and to some extent the result will have an impact on BN's reputation as well. The magnificent outpouring of intelligent creativity in the shape of so many fine texts is already an impressive show of the perfume intelligence and sensibility gathered here under the green banner.
  • 7th February 2010, 08:54 PM
    this is well planned and would love to see(smell) it well executed.
  • 19th January 2010, 11:33 PM
    This is to me an outstanding concept. There are a few elements in there that would be stretching for me, but that's part of the fun. On the whole, this is the sort of fragrance I envision (enscent?) in my quieter moments when I wonder what's possible.

    It's a tall order. "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?"

    I have a maxim that has stood me in good stead in both the technology and fragrance realms. "There are two kinds of fool: one who says 'this is old and therefore good' and one who says 'this is new and therefore better."

    It seems to me that this community, with this sort of brief, demonstrates the right sort of folks to make a go of trying to find what's best in both.
  • 10th January 2010, 05:01 PM
    Redneck Perfumisto
    I'll make no secret of hoping this one gets done. At a minimum, I wish for one fragrance to heed your most important general thought:

    It must feel instinctively comfortable to the lay person while revealing an intellectually vivid structure to the connoisseur - a meta-perfume that speaks of history and sings of beauty.
    I do believe that we are offering the opportunity for this to happen. If at least one fragrance is constructed without regard to cost (within reason, meaning don't put it in Baccarat, please), then I think it is possible to do what can still be done, accepting that CPL may have one or both hands tied by IFRA.

    We have the opportunity for a fragrance in honor of Basenotes to be a leader and point of reference, if I dare say, even (arguably - beautifully arguably) of a new genre or movement in perfumery. Let it be so! :beer:
  • 8th January 2010, 10:20 PM

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