Ruggles; You make a good point. I have a deep rooted distrust of corporations. The Patou line has IMO languished under corporate ownership. Time will tell with Guerlain. Under family ownership art was an important and integral component of the business. IMO the jury is still out on the current configuration. My instincts tell me that niche perfumeries will be the wave of the future. Niche puts the art back into fragrance.