Originally Posted by narcus
[As a particular fan of Lorenzo Villoresi perfumes, I have tried to verify derogatory statements LT is reported to have made in his direction. Unfortunately I have not been able to find a single one of those. I would appreciate it very much if one or the other gentleman could supply the source of the heavier statements like illiterate perfume hack / rank amateur
, or similar. This does not sound like him at all. If nothing else, LT normally knows how to express himself elegantly.
I'm not hatin' on Turin (he's one of my favorite perfume critics...) but in his online blog post of November 10, 2005 he was talking negatively about the Rance line of scents (specifically a French Italian line that had a scent named 'Le Vainqueur') and his post clearly and quickly jabs at Villoresi in the next to the last sentence. I copied the last paragraph below:
' At least Guerlain had the decency to wait until the 1820Âs before adding Napoleonic bees to its glassware. He was also one hell of a chemist, easily two centuries ahead of his time, in comparison to whom Lavoisier looks like a mere amateur: Le Vainqueur, supposedly Âderived from the original compositionsÂ is a thin little knockoff of Beyond Paradise Men. In
short, Franco-Italian RancÃ© usefully combines ludicrous overpackaging Ã* la Lorenzo Villoresi with cynical patter in the manner of Creed. May Vainqueur not sell. '
In the COMMENTS section of his blog (right underneath the actual blog entry) of course, many online blog readers commented. One comment, Luca responded to. I copied the comment and Luca's response below:
'Luca, Aramis review hilarious. What's your opininion of the Villoresi perfumes?
Posted by: Nick | November 10, 2005 at 10:55 AM
Posted by: luca turin | November 10, 2005 at 10:56 AM
Thanks. The bottles have always warded me off..._Press on Villoresi has always
given me the impression that the house was founded on the premise: "No previous
experience in perfumery necessary."
Posted by: Nick | November 10, 2005 at 11:24 AM
Evan: couldn't agree more. See on this subject my old posthttp://lucaturin.typepad.com/perfume...shing_ret.html
Posted by: luca turin | November 10, 2005 at 12:17 PM'
The link that Luca refers to in his comments is a 'dead' link - perhaps it is THIS post on his old blog that referred to the rumored comments that he made about the Villoresi line.
Sorry everyone - I didn't want to turn this thread into a Luca vs. Villoresi thread, but it's pretty easy to see narcus, that Luca doesn't like the LV line. Which I could care less about...since I still think Spezie is fabulous.