I am curious - and perhaps someone knows more than I - as to why Turin would get into the subject. Is he just reporting or did something happen? I notice he also pans nearly every single Bond No. 9 fragrance - none are higher than 4 stars and I think only 1 or 2 are even that high. Meanwhile, a lot of 5 star fragrances are Guerlain and Chanel, and even when he criticizes the Chanels he doesn't like he sometimes makes mention of their use of high quality materials.
Basically I find the whole book interesting on many levels.