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    Question Luca Turin's "Crack 'o Doom" frags?

    I was just reading the reviews of Bulgari Black and saw a reference to Luca Turin's Crack O' Doom fragrance. I take it that means Luca likes it. Does anyone know what other frags are on his top 10 list -- or the Crack O' Doom list?

    Also, why call it Crack O' Doom?

    Thanks for the help.

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    Default Re: Luca Turin's "Crack 'o Doom" frags?

    He's also a fan of Cabochard, and Serge Lutens Borneo 1840.
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    He has high praise for Baldassarini by Hugo Boss.

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    I think the Crack O' Doom reference is to a hypothetical question he
    posed: The world is about to suffer nuclear annihilation and you can
    preserve just a few frags. Which ones would they be?

    At least, I think that was what he wrote.

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    trumpet_guy

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    I'm facing nuclear annihilation, I'm grabbing my Adrienne Vittadini for sure. I'm absolutely in love with this fragrance. It is so soothing.

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    Default Re: Luca Turin's "Crack 'o Doom" frags?

    Luca Turin maintained a wonderful blog for a short period in 2005 and 2006 that featured his original English essays about perfume for the german magazine NZZ folio. He closed his blog but the column entries can still be read in the enclosed link. Just look for Alle Kolumnen in the left and click on Duffnotes. They also have the original english entries there. Unfortunately, that particular entry you are looking for does not seem to be there though.

    http://www.nzzfolio.ch/www/dada0e91-...nzz-folio.aspx

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    Default Re: Luca Turin's "Crack 'o Doom" frags?

    His list was:

    Angel, Beyond Paradise, Bulgari Black, Bois de Violette, Cuir de Russie, Habit Rouge, Joy, Mitsouko, Shalimar, Farnesiana

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    I believe Turin's a classicist who sometimes chooses perfumes not because they are "good" per se, but because they are classics, ground-breakers, so to speak, in perfume chemistry.

    For example, now that I've smelled Beyond Paradise Men, and de Nicolai's New York, I believe my earlier statement to be proven. These aren't so much amazing or great scents as something else, perhaps better explained by the term academically good. Oh, I don't know, I just don't agree with some of his choices now that I've smelled them!
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    Default Re: Luca Turin's "Crack 'o Doom" frags?

    Quote Originally Posted by dwntwnjay
    His list was:

    Angel, Beyond Paradise, Bulgari Black, Bois de Violette, Cuir de Russie, Habit Rouge, Joy, Mitsouko, Shalimar, Farnesiana
    Great list but I seriously disagree with some of his choices: Angel? Beyond Paradise? - whatever he was smoking at the time - he needs to quit it!! :brolly:

    Habit Rouge is just the less incensey, sweet masculine twin to Shalimar - why take both? Waste of a precious choice there......

    So what would be your 10 'Crack O' Doom' Scents? Not your top ten favourites - the ones you would salvage to remind humanity of the beauty of civilisation before the Apocalypse....?

    Mine (at this moment in time) are:

    Etro Vicolo Fiori
    Guerlain Shalimar
    Guerlain Mitsouko
    Pierre Balmain Vent Vert (vintage)
    Lanvin Arpege
    Serge Lutens Fleurs D'Oranger
    Crown Perfumery Crown Fougere
    Lagerfeld KL Woman
    Comme des Garcons parfum (or EDP)
    Molinard Habanita (vintage)

    Favourite (Winter) Crazy Combos

    Tabu + Orange Blossom * Hermes Rouge + Bellodgia* Voleur du Roses+ Rose Ispahan * Rasa Extreme + Paris * Wood Coffee + Cafe Noir *

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    Quote Originally Posted by ifconfig
    I believe Turin's a classicist who sometimes chooses perfumes not because they are "good" per se, but because they are classics, ground-breakers, so to speak, in perfume chemistry.

    For example, now that I've smelled Beyond Paradise Men, and de Nicolai's New York, I believe my earlier statement to be proven. These aren't so much amazing or great scents as something else, perhaps better explained by the term academically good. Oh, I don't know, I just don't agree with some of his choices now that I've smelled them!
    I completely agree with this: this is also my impression. It's why I've stopped listening to his recommendation while continuing to be very interested in what he has to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moondeva
    Great list but I seriously disagree with some of his choices: Angel? Beyond Paradise? - whatever he was smoking at the time - he needs to quit it!! :brolly:
    I shudder to think what Chandler Burr's list must have been like
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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp
    I shudder to think what Chandler Burr's list must have been like
    Exactly the same list.



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    Default Re: Luca Turin's "Crack 'o Doom" frags?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eluard
    Exactly the same list.

    Teehee! Actually, I think you'll find that it would contain the current perfumes from all of his latest 'sponsors'.

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