The title is a name I coined in response to a perfumer or perfume house who's intellect has achieved status through the genius of an aquired fragrance legend only to dissapoint and completely botch the latest offering. An example and not necessarily my opinion would be Jean Claude Ellena. He is undoubtedly one of the brightest perfumers of our time who has masterfully blended unquestionable works of art. However, some feel that his latest offerings are subpar. In your opinon, which perfumer or perfume house would you label an "idiot savant" based on previous remarkable works with unfavorable recent outcomes? Do you feel this house is merely suffering a minor setback or has grown decadent?
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3/19/08 at 12:22am