Originally Posted by Dorje123
I wonder why he dismissed the idea that ingredient quality matters? He must use some basis for deciding what materials he's going to use, and I'm sure "quality", whatever that means to him, must be a factor. I would guess there are a lot of people employed in the business of producing aromachemicals or natural oils whose entire job is related to improving the quality of their products, so it's not like the question is entirely trivial. To use his analogy of paintings, I think most artists would be familiar with the tools and materials at their disposal, and I doubt many artists would think of their selection of these things as being so trivial. Seems like he was being asked the "wrong" questions and wanted to talk about something else.
This really is a farce. Ok, I agree with his comments on JCE, but that is only personal opinion not fact, in this case I agree with him that less is not always more. Also, its really ironic that he found this thread funny, (JCE vs FK which do you prefer?) and subsequently interpreted it as 'who is better" and commented how reviewers such as ours don't really serve a bit purpose and somewhat are jokers. Yet later he expresses his opinions on JCE; doesn't this simply imply that he thinks he is better in a way? We just went full circle here.
On ingredients, really ridiculous. If we are not to care, then please please please, lower all your MFK fragrances to Le Male prices and I will happily be less selective and purchase your entire line. A prime rib can taste good, and so can a rump steak. But guess what, the input cost is different and thus the selling prices!!!! Its one thing to say that its hard to differentiate different Jasmines, but another to say that almost the entire community, aka his customers can't differentiate between what is higher quality and it makes no difference in the composition of a fragrance.
Based on what he says, what he is suggesting is that in all of his creations, the materias,l be it natural or low quality/high quality should not even be a consideration. Fine, if that's the case then MFK must be ripping all of us off because Narciso Rodriguez for Him is selling at much much much lower prices and now we have FK making a mockery out of us for the huge premiums he is charging for his own line...