anyways, taking a scented bath is not a big deal of course, I used to do that too. here Serge Lutens is talking about the perfume industry going a certain direction and the saturation of scented products in our environment. scented products are everywhere. He has the experience of living in Morrocco, a culture non affected by scented by-products. not only because of this saturation in our culture we 're losing certain olfactory senses but perfume becomes secondary. I ve tried it, believe me getting rid of scented cosmetics and deodorants, candles and pot-pourris, taking a bath with purified water is really great, you happen to rehabilitate and get stimulated by your natural environment again, smell and appreciate the smell of water, air, home interiors etc for what they are! and then reach for a perfume, a real perfume not a scented by-product, it 's so rewarding and feels so good!
in his latest book, the secret of scent Luca Turin talks about that too, the smell of coffee beans is one of the most beautiful thing there is in the world but in our culture we keep masking and sterilizing odors. people are confused, perfume becomes more and more a scented deodorizing or freshning product losing its identity.
I was reading reviews on Le Baiser du Dragon, young women under 30 don 't understand the concept of what is a perfume anymore, if it 's not the typical refreshing and super clean fragrance you wear right after coming out of the shower they don 't see it as a perfume but more like a very off the wall scrubber not even trying to understand and appreciate the beauty and complexity of a real perfume. The perfume industry is responsible for that.