Some of the prophets are wise and visionary. Some are madmen and fools. Some are all of the above.
I look to their observations and reasoning, then blend them with my own, and point the whole equation to my own desires, with unflinching honesty to the self. In this way, I found true love in a Chanel that Turin kicked to the curb for honest reasons. And I have avoided esteemed classics which do not speak to my heart.
To borrow from Jaime's signature quote...
Let fragrance be loved, even if the sky should fall.