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    Default Updates to "Perfumes: The Guide" available at book's site

    at the Now Smell This blog

    briefly from the blog:

    Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez have released the first of a projected series of quarterly updates to Perfumes: The Guide, and are offering the first issue as a free download.


    there's also an rss feed from L.T. & T.S.'s site

    btw: try to keep it civil. I hate seeing my threads locked.
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    I got an email from Luca telling me about it.
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    Default Re: Updates to Perfumes: The Guide available

    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Barry View Post
    I got an email from Luca telling me about it.
    I know you were a regular on Luca's original blog. Great contributions.

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    Nice!
    Thaks fredricktoo

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    Thanks fredricktoo, but sometimes I think that I stepped over the line at times and I typed things that really I should have only thought about and not published on the blog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredricktoo View Post
    ...Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez have released the first of a projected series of quarterly updates to Perfumes: The Guide, and are offering the first issue as a free download.
    Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! She chortled in her joy!

    Heidi, off to find a binder in which to store her future subscription to these.

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    Yay they keep rating the frags I deem worthy of purchase 1-2 stars, I feel so original.

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    WOO HOO!!!

    5 Stars for Knize Ten...and he says "everyone should own this perfume"

    BRILLIANT.

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    I bought the book recently and will print the updates!

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    Default Re: Updates to "Perfumes: The Guide" available at book's site

    The same themes are carried on the update, but I suppose that it to be expected. Bond 9 is not liked, Guerlain is. I find the book very useful and I'm not someone who gets bogged down in disappointment when my opinions radically diverge from the authors' (as they frequently do).

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    Hey, atleast its free !
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbBD View Post
    The same themes are carried on the update, but I suppose that it to be expected. Bond 9 is not liked, Guerlain is. I find the book very useful and I'm not someone who gets bogged down in disappointment when my opinions radically diverge from the authors' (as they frequently do).
    I never read the original Guide. I need to. I did enjoy this update. Of course I didn't agree with AdG getting 4 stars but like Baldessarini and liked it at 4 stars. The only other thing I had tried was Euphoria which got 3 Stars.

    Fun read. Thanks fredricktoo!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbBD View Post
    The same themes are carried on the update, but I suppose that it to be expected. Bond 9 is not liked, Guerlain is. I find the book very useful and I'm not someone who gets bogged down in disappointment when my opinions radically diverge from the authors' (as they frequently do).
    Guerlain got smacked around this time around.

    And WHAT'S UP with Duro getting ONE star??? Also, why is there $$ next to a Benetton fragrance? Those go for $10-$20 at the local perfumania or Target or Kohls (a super cheap department store in the USA).

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    Default Re: Updates to "Perfumes: The Guide" available at book's site

    Thanks for the heads up, FREDRICKtoo !
    Current updates - great!
    The exciting news just happened to follow my going through peoples favorite Youtube
    flicks, and among them this: David Blaine spoof videos
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    So this time it's the Nasomatto fanclub's turn to howl in protest. 1 star for Duro, 2 for the rest, except for Hindu Grass (4), in the review of which he strangely doesn't even mention patchouli .
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    I'm enjoying their book even more these days, and the free supplement is great, but there is one minor point, in case LT or LS happen to read this thread. The three star rating is "good," while the four star is "recommended." If something is "good" then why not recommend it? If I were them, I'd call the three star rating something like "borderline," "passable," or "fair."

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    Default Re: Updates to "Perfumes: The Guide" available at book's site

    Quote Originally Posted by bbBD View Post
    The same themes are carried on the update, but I suppose that it to be expected. Bond 9 is not liked, Guerlain is.
    The author(s) may have a soft spot for Guerlain but blind fanboys of the house they are not. Am I the only one to notice that many Guerlains got slammed (most rightfully so) in the update ?
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    Thanks for the link! Turin is so unpredictable. First he hated Guerlain's Nahéma and L'Heure Bleue, now he adores them. He hated Coriolan, but loves L'Âme d'un Héros. He loved Shalimar Eau Légère Parfumée, but hates Eau de Shalimar. His reviews fall close to mine, but sometimes he seems a bit too quick...

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    I was thinking along the same lines, Mr. Guerlain. It seems as though some of the fragrances reviewed were done so in a hasty fashion or under less-than-ideal circumstances, but to be fair, LT does mention that his first sampling of Timbuktu probably was affected by a day's worth of sampling, and he says his nose was tired. See page 336.
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    Great link Fredricktoo. Thanks very much for posting it.
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    Default Re: Updates to "Perfumes: The Guide" available at book's site

    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life View Post
    So this time it's the Nasomatto fanclub's turn to howl in protest. 1 star for Duro, 2 for the rest, except for Hindu Grass (4), in the review of which he strangely doesn't even mention patchouli .
    Yea, all 5 or 6 of them!

    BTW, Heeley frags seem to all be masterpieces! I haven't tried any except for Cardinal (which I thought was pretty good).
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    My favorite part is when LT sprays Cartier Roadster in his mouth to see how much menthol is in it!

    It was funny to read.
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    thanks for the link!

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    Default Re: Updates to "Perfumes: The Guide" available at book's site

    Turin-Sanchez, 1st update
    Directory by perfume names


    Absinth ;Nasomatto
    Acqua di Giò ;Giorgio Armani
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche ;Chanel
    Almost Bare ;Bobbi Brown
    Amazing Grace ;Philosophy
    Ambre de Cabochard ;Grès
    L’Ame d’un Héros ;Guerlain
    Amoureuse ;Parfums Delrae
    Andy Warhol Lexington Avenue ;Bond No. 9
    Andy Warhol Union Square ;Bond No. 9
    Aqua Allegoria Figue Iris ;Guerlain
    Aqua Allegoria Laurier Réglisse ;Guerlain
    B Spot ;Benefit
    Baby Grace ;Philosophy
    Baldessarini ;Hugo Boss
    Beach ;Bobbi Brown
    Beat ;Rimmel
    Bobbi ;Bobbi Brown
    Bois de Paradis ;Parfums Delrae
    Bond Girl 007 ;Avon
    Boucheron ;Boucheron
    Cabaret ;Grès
    Caline ;Grès
    Cardinal ;Heeley
    Cèdre Blanc ;Heeley
    Cool Water Woman ;Davidoff
    Cruel Gardenia ;Guerlain
    Cuir Améthyste ;Armani Privé
    Cuir Pleine Fleur ;Heeley
    Début ;Parfums Delrae
    Deseo ;Jennifer Lopez
    Dior Homme Sport ;Dior
    Dolce Vita ;Dior
    Dreaming ;Tommy Hilfiger
    Duro ;Nasomatto
    Eau de Jatamansi ;L’Artisan Parfumeur
    Eau de Shalimar ;Guerlain
    Eau Illuminée ;Parfums Delrae
    El Attarine ;Serge Lutens
    Elixir ;Penhaligon’s
    Ellie ;Ellie D
    Energy Man ;United Colors of Benetton
    Energy Woman ;United Colors of Benetton
    Enslaved ;Roja Dove
    Escale à Portofino ;Dior
    Escentric 01 ;Escentric Molecules
    Esprit du Tigre ;Heeley
    Essence of Man ;United Colors of Benetton
    Essence of Woman ;United Colors of Benetton
    L’Eté en Douce ;L’Artisan Parfumeur
    Euphoria ;Calvin Klein
    Falling in Love ;Philosophy
    Figuier ;Heeley
    Five O’Clock au Gingembre ;Serge Lutens
    Fleur de Cabotine ;Grès
    Fleur de Liane ;L’Artisan Parfumeur
    Fleur d’Oranger 2007 ;L’Artisan Parfumeur
    Flower ;Cynthia Rowley
    Giorgio ;Giorgio Beverly Hills
    Gold Man ;United Colors of Benetton
    Gold Woman ;United Colors of Benetton
    Guerlain Homme ;Guerlain
    Hindu Grass ;Nasomatto
    Une Histoire de Chypre ;Molinard for Aedes de Venustas
    Homage ;Amouage
    Inner Grace ;Philosophy
    Instinct After Dark ;David Beckham
    Intense Euphoria Men ;Calvin Klein
    Iris de Nuit ;Heeley
    Itislove ;Salvador Dalì
    Insolence EdP ;Guerlain
    Un Jardin après la Mousson ;Hermès
    Jasper Conran Woman ;Jasper Conran
    Knize Ten ;Knize
    Lily and Spice ;Penhaligon’s
    Maybe Baby ;Benefit
    Menthe Fraîche ;Heeley
    My Dream ;Grès
    My Life ;Grès
    My Passion ;Grès
    Narcotic Venus ;Nasomatto
    No 5 Eau Première ;Chanel
    Noir ;Christian Lacroix
    Pure Grace ;Philosophy
    Roadster ;Cartier
    Rose Alexandrie ;Armani Privé
    Rouge ;Christian Lacroix
    Scandal ;Roja Dove
    Sel Marin ;Heeley
    Sensuous ;Lauder
    Serge Noire ;Serge Lutens
    Shalini ;Shalini
    Shiloh ;Hors la Monde
    Silver Musk ;Nasomatto
    Stoned ;Solange
    Tea for Two ;L’Artisan Parfumeur
    U for Her ;Ungaro
    U for Him ;Ungaro
    Unspoken ;Roja Dove
    Verveine ;Heeley
    Vetiver Babylone ;Armani Privé
    Wind Song ;Prince Matchabelli
    Yatra ;Aveda

    please forgive the ' ; ' I need that later (implementing into a data sheet).
    blue: reviews I liked immediately.

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    Default Re: Updates to "Perfumes: The Guide" available at book's site

    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    My favorite part is when LT sprays Cartier Roadster in his mouth to see how much menthol is in it!

    It was funny to read.

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    Default Re: Updates to "Perfumes: The Guide" available at book's site

    Thanks, Fredricktoo. Appreciate the link.
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    Great link! It made my day!

    As for the reviews, I found that while some of them were made too quickly, and has a lot of personality, - they are pushing for investigating the perfume I read about.
    If LT\TS missed some evident note, it does not mean that they did not smelled it - they leave it for private test. Is it nesessary to repeat evident things?

    *goes into reading*
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    Default Re: Updates to "Perfumes: The Guide" available at book's site

    Woo-hoo! Wherever you are, Luca and Tania, thank you, thank you, thank you!

    And the reviews are just as wonderful and hilarious as ever.

    Life is beautiful!

    Thanks, Fredericktoo. Made my week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    Heeley frags seem to all be masterpieces! I haven't tried any except for Cardinal (which I thought was pretty good).
    I was first introduced to Heeley at The Scent Bar here in Los Angeles. They are not easy to find. Heeley Figuier is one of the top fig fragrances I am thinking of getting to balance out my Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Fico Di Amalfi. I'm glad to hear Turin is evaluating them favorably; they deserve it.

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    Post Re: Updates to "Perfumes: The Guide" available at book's site

    Updates - Top Rated (34 out of 103) :

    Five Stars:
    Amouage Homage *****
    Boucheron Boucheron *****
    Guerlain Insolence EdP *****
    Knize Knize Ten *****


    Very inspired reviews ! Most exciting read (for me) : Amouage Homage.

    Four Stars (30) :

    Armani Privé Rose Alexandrie ****
    Aveda Yatra ****
    Bobbi Brown Beach **** TS
    Chanel No 5 Eau Première ****
    Dior Dior Homme Sport ****
    Dior Escale à Portofino ****
    Giorgio Armani Acqua di Giò **** TS
    Giorgio Beverly Hills Giorgio ****
    Grès Cabaret ****
    Guerlain Guerlain Homme ****
    Heeley Cardinal ****
    Heeley Cèdre Blanc ****
    Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur ****
    Heeley Esprit du Tigre ****
    Heeley Figuier ****
    Heeley Iris de Nuit ****
    Heeley Sel Marin ****
    Heeley Verveine ****
    Hermès Un Jardin après la Mousson ****
    Hors la Monde Shiloh****
    Hugo Boss Baldessarini ****
    Jasper Conran Jasper Conran Woman **** TS
    L’Artisan Parfumeur Eau de Jatamansi ****
    L’Artisan Parfumeur Fleur d’Oranger 2007 **** TS
    Nasomatto Hindu Grass ****
    Parfums Delrae Amoureuse ****
    Parfums Delrae Début ****
    Serge Lutens El Attarine ****
    Shalini Shalini ****
    Solange Stoned **** TS


    Concerning gender and new stuff: I am left .... gussing.
    And I thought I would be mainly bored this weekend....LT - TS !
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