Originally Posted by DustB
Sure doesn't say much, and sure isn't asked much of anything either.
Notice how almost all the organ bottles and some other stuff is bleu?
I was actually able to get a lot of fragrance intel out of that video. I'm probably reading too much into it as well, but on a technical level. I'll return to this below...
And yes - all the blue bottles. When I read what you said, I thought that for sure it was a gimmick of some kind. Photo journalists are notorious for scamming pictures that way. We actually caught one arranging a minor lab mishap in a chemistry laboratory for better colors in a shoot. Sheesh! Anyway, when I saw the bottles, they looked legit, and it looked like a lab that he was familiar with, so I would venture that they may have chosen the exact location for the blue bottles, but that it wasn't a total set-up shot.
Originally Posted by Riverwide
Such nonsense you're all reading into a tiny promotional "interview".
What do you want the man to do? Jump up and down while spraying himself in the stuff?
I laughed so hard at this!
And yes, I agree completely. I felt the exact opposite. The way he was getting into listing every note type in order, I was detecting a fragrance geek getting into it in a fairly relaxed setting. It wasn't as great as those interviews where the subject goes wide-open nutso happy on the questions (you know what I'm sayin'), but it was a calm sort of "gettin' into it", as near as I could tell.
Originally Posted by scentimus
YES - I would like to see HIM put this on and WEAR IT !
LMAO - YAYUS! Me too!
Just hoist up the old turtle-neck by the sides and spray his pits, and then pop the neck out in front, spray it down the chest, take a sniff, and let out a little "Woo! Très bien!"
Seriously now, I was getting a lot out of the minutiae of what he described, appreciating it both from my lab days and as a form of programming. I thought it was interesting how (1) the idea of the frag was clearly up-front, the very first thing, exactly as we suspected - there was clearly not much (or any) undirected exploration on this; (2) the way he orders things by "note group" - very interesting - it has certain peculiarities that are very Chanel, such as a "jasmine group" - I thought that was very cool; and (3) the way they do ALL of the Chanel fragrances that way. Clearly it's part of the reason they get multiple similarities running through the whole line - AND why Bleu doesn't fall far from the tree. Makes me wonder - did they have bad experiences deviating too far from the "house methodology" in the past? In any case, I would bet that some of their little Chanel-isms date back to the early days of the house, much as the practices in any lab may date back to really interesting early history.
Whatever they're doing, it's working. The approach made my goddess frag, Eau Première, and (love it or hate it) Bleu, which will rake in the bucks.