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    Re: Who is Your Favorite Nose?

    Today's? Anyone from Frederic Malle's stable is good.

    All time? Jacques Guerlain, who's as far ahead of the rest as Secretariat was.
  2. Re: Is there a market for niche perfumes in a city of 1.000.000+ people?

    Thessaloniki is a port city, so if you got a lot of people coming through there, you should have some support for a fine fragrance store.

    I'd suggest you put together a business plan, and attend...
  3. Re: "Above all else, a perfume must smell good" - source?

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  4. Re: "Above all else, a perfume must smell good" - source?

    Oh, I hate that. It's like those indie-rock snobs who liked the bands "before they sold out."



    Nah, they'll always know the complexity of it, even when they're at a loss to explain it. It's...
  5. Re: "Above all else, a perfume must smell good" - source?

    I'd say it's sort of both given that he's deliberately ambiguous. I think the gist of it is "keep your eyes on the prize," where 'the prize' is an improvement of the quality of life of the person...
  6. Re: "Above all else, a perfume must smell good" - source?

    Messing with your name is BS, and I agree that it's stepping over the line.
  7. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    He did tell me about Azzaro, which is pretty sweet.

    He likes vetivers, where Chandler Burr doesn't, so I agree there too.

    I was looking through Michael Edwards book at Nordstrom yesterday. ...
  8. Re: I Need a Tailored Fragrance for a Japanese Goth Rocker ?

    Wait...is this a guy Goth Rocker? If so, he should wear...Mitsouko.
  9. Re: I Need a Tailored Fragrance for a Japanese Goth Rocker ?

    I would say Mitsouko, because every woman should be wearing it.
  10. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    Pshawww!



    Bawww!



    Granted, but we're talking about the difference between people who don't know Michael's, and people who don't know that Nouakchott is even a city on earth without any...
  11. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    I'll tell you what I thought of it (from smelling it on a test strip): It smells like the potpurri like they have at Michaels, but floating in ambergris. They must think ambergris is like, the smell...
  12. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    "Attack" and "harmonics" aren't the same thing. Attack-Decay-Sustain-Release is more analogous to the to the temporal evolution of a perfume (being, as far as I know, Topnote-Heart-Drydown) than is...
  13. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    I do appreciate it. I was entertained, and I learned a lot. I'm trying to help you out, here.

    If you want to steer people away from truly bad fragrances, you need to level with them. Start from...
  14. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    I say "inconsistent" because the completeness isn't the same on both sides.

    Sometimes the analogies aren't meant to be instructive as they are meant either to be funny or to show off all the...
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    Re: Erwin Creed on phone

    Good work!

    I always thought the ambergris drydown was like their logo. It's nice.
  16. Re: A technical question for Luca Turin (and anyone else)

    I hope we know what we're doing ;-)
  17. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    Right, but it's like the difference in comparing Coca-cola and soft drinks vs comparing Coca-cola and "fluids"



    That's right, you wouldn't! That's how B-flat is not like rose ;-)

    Put it...
  18. Re: A technical question for Luca Turin (and anyone else)

    Oh, and cooling the fragrance bottles will have the same effect as inerting the bottle's headspace with argon (or N2 if you're cheap), at least for the amounts of time we're considering, as long as...
  19. Re: A technical question for Luca Turin (and anyone else)

    I keep my three or so frags in the veggie crisper because it's dark and cold. It probably doesn't do anything meaningful, to be honest, but it makes me feel better.

    You'll notice that vodka...
  20. Re: what 's your favorite Luca Turin review?

    I actually like the Cuir de Russie one about his father's Bentley. It was non-instructive from a "guide" standpoint, but it was a really nice read. It turns out Cuir de Russie is not an easy one...
  21. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    Check the blogs. There are a lot of really good ones. GJS is my favorite reviewer here.



    You can definitely buy less with $14. Let me know if you like it as much as I do.
  22. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    No, no, I know, and agree with your points - and you're clearly an expert.

    I was more picking at his metaphor. It's more of the concept that 466.2 * (2^n) Hz is B-flat, and 625-740 nm is red,...
  23. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    Who you callin "sprightly?"

    Wanna fight?!? ;-)



    More than LT, yes, but that's not saying much. Still, I'd rather more "why" than "what"
  24. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    I do. He's not a $100/fl oz perfumer though, like, for instance, Roudnitska.



    Or any other thing ever, right? :-)

    Hell, in Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feyman, Richard Feynman pretty much...
  25. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    A lot of them are tasteful, but that many "masterpieces?"

    I'm skeptical. I think they shouldn't have had star ratings at all, to be honest. Just some descriptions, and maybe some...
  26. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    But that's not fair. Just because they're old and unchanged doesn't make them good, does it?



    The top ten was for BEST loud fragrances, not loudest fragrances. Otherwise, my Butyric...
  27. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    He's talking about old formulations.



    Oh, and the "cronyism" thing was more along the lines of, if LT knew a crappy perfume was done by a big name, it seemed like he'd give the fragrance the...
  28. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    They needed an editor who isn't intimidated by them.




    I would like that!
  29. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    Thanks :-)

    That makes more sense than Jicky too.
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    I tell ya, a lot of the reviews in the book read like a fan of Johann Strauss trying to review London Calling. If chypre is your platonic ideal of fragrance, you will agree with pretty much all the...
  31. Re: Frederick Malle hates mixing perfume

    The difference between music and perfume is that it isn't difficult to break music into constituent components, whereas it is very difficult* to separate the elements of perfume such that they can be...
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    Re: Kiehl's Musk, hello nurse!

    I recently found this stuff at Marshall's on clearance for $15. It's not bad, but since I already have a small bottle of MR, I'm covered in the Evening Musk department. I still bought it, because I...
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    Re: mr Malle goes to Boston

    I can confirm that he did say things that lead one to believe he favors VE.



    I liked when he was talking about the creation of MR, and when he told Ellena that he needed to improve the top of...
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    Re: mr Malle goes to Boston

    He spoke highly of TdH as well.
  35. Re: French Lover will have a different name in the U.S..

    I'll tell yas what: when I get a picture of myself that was taken that night (I went out later), I'll send it.
  36. Re: French Lover will have a different name in the U.S..

    And I'm really good-looking...

    ...where's the eye-roll smiley? :)
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    Re: mr Malle goes to Boston

    I felt kinda overdressed, actually; I had to rush up from work. I had a great time, though.
  38. Re: French Lover will have a different name in the U.S..

    serene111, did we meet?

    I am the redhead with the white button up. :)
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    Re: mr Malle goes to Boston

    Well, it's whatever "Thunder Wood" translates to in French. But yeah, that's the new name.

    I was the redhead, by the way
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    mr Malle goes to Boston

    I got the chance to meet mr Malle in Boston last night. He's pretty cool. I learned a lot about the business of scent from him. I like that he is bullshit free (I asked him about the longevity of...
  41. Re: F. Malle to visit Barney's NY in Boston on May 10th

    I'm going to that too.
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    Re: Luca Turin is An Undiscerning Hack

    My problem with Turin's work is not that I think it's wrong, but that it's way undertested. The general knock is that it's "a complete theory of one man's sense of smell." I really really want to...
  43. Re: Received Musc Ravageur from FM

    Boom!
    http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/7982/fpsdoug1ei.gif
    Headshot!
  44. Re: Help What To Stock In Pharmacy

    Yeah, carry the full lines of Guerlain and Chanel, and all the latest celebrity scents (you have to make money) and you have to have all the drugstore scents (cool water, tommy, AdG). In addition,...
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    Re: Is it funny or not?

    It might be leaking
  46. Re: Terrible Experience I Had with Perfumania.com

    Thanks for saving my bacon. I was about to order some creeds off there.
  47. Re: Creed, really that good or just marketing hype.

    I am intrigued by your ideas, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter. Seriously, that was a great post.

    Can you imagine Kiton (another brand whose cost gets people's attention) coming out...
  48. Re: Terre D Hermes, Why so overated? I dont understand it ! (Zero lasting also)

    Are you sure you got the right stuff? I mean, I couldn't get it off with acetone and sandpaper.
  49. Re: Terrible Experience I Had with Perfumania.com

    Thanks for the reviews.

    Has anybody ordered from Perfume Distributor?
  50. Re: Creed, really that good or just marketing hype.

    I think creed has less talented perfumers playing with better ingredients. And the bottles themselves are probably expensive as hell too. I think that in most cases where creed goes head-to-head...
  51. Re: just me or do topnotes last AGES on clothes?

    Yeah, but I don't know about that topnote. I'm still wrestling with it. It's like a girl you fight with a lot, and then you discover that you have fallen in love with her.
  52. Re: I can't believe I did this... (Mugler "Perfume" Coffret)

    I, for one, am really glad you did this. If I were you, I'd wear all the weirdos in the bunch (esp orgie and human existence) just to see what kind of reactions you get. I would.

    Seriously,...
  53. Re: just me or do topnotes last AGES on clothes?

    They do last longer on clothes, because cotton is more porous (less susceptible to convective mass transfer--where molecules are swept up by moving air--into your nose in some cases) and because your...
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    Re: Susan D Owens

    Well, does anyone like oil based scents then?
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    Re: What fragrance

    Habit Rouge?
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    Susan D Owens

    Has anybody had any experience with her line? I haven't smelled Child, but I've smelled Heir and I really like it. It smells a lot like TdH, but not as sweet. Like if TdH was Pepsi, Heir would be...
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    Re: Anyone tried Heir?

    I have.

    It's like TdH, but not as sweet-even more woody. It doesn't project very much at all, because of its oil base. I'd say it's a good power scent. It's obviously uber-niche, since I doubt...
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    Re: Patchouli

    Fresh Patchouli Pure, y'all
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    Re: Fresh Cannabis Santal

    Fresh CS is a very very smooth gourmand. I think the chocolate is much, much softer than the A*Men chocolate...like a chocolate custard. It's also got a big herbal backbone-not too smoky, like you...
  60. Re: Your lady frowns over your hobby?

    My dad thinks I'm girly.

    But the women don't seem to mind too much
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    Re: No Longer a Niche Virgin

    You should be thankful that you're not into the Styleforum/Ask Andy habit, where someone recently said that Alden (which retails from 350-550 for dress) was a Low to Mid level shoe.

    You'd be...
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    Re: No Longer a Niche Virgin

    I live near boston and I travel there frequently, so I know exactly what you are talking about. The first niche fragrance that I ever bought was CdG 2 (not man). I bought it there, and I love it...
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    Re: Boston, MA

    Barney's Boston has the best frag counter anywhere I've ever been. I buy my CdG stuff there, and I'm thinking of going back sometime for some L'artisan and SL stuff. I would love some frags.
    ...
  64. Re: What was your most complimented scent of 2006?

    Comme des Garcons 2
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    Re: Fragance with Class

    I thought it only came in an EdC. That's what I ordered.
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