Thanks for the info.
Thread: 'Cult' Perfumes
Apologies if this has been posted already, but I couldn't find mention of it here. Victoria at Bois de Jasmin reviews this book here: http://boisdejasmin.com/2013/04/cult...tml#more-15904.
And for those who dislike the term 'niche,' I wonder if this is more suitable. What do you think?
Thanks Kagey. Must buy. Intersting comments in the Boisdejasmin article though......
It finally arrived in the 80s.
Cult versus niche. Hmmmm. Cult would refer to those people who hold the fragrance on a pedestal. Niche would refer to the fragrance's position in current scheme of offerings. From where I sit (smell), the word cult has connotations that don't do the lovers of the fragrance, nor the fragrance itself, any good. Niche isn't perfect; it can be irritating; and it may speak mostly about perceptions. But calling a fragrance a niche fragrance doesn't redound on those who use the juice.
Here's something i dont understand...
Rarely hear people use the word niche to describe skincare products where there plenty available on the market, probably none. But to perfume, whatever hits the $150 mark will automatically becomes 'Niche' these days.
With the internet and online shopping, the term and the creators / creations themselves are more easily accessible to the world, so in 5-10 yrs, IMHO, "niche" will be obsolete...
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Thanks for sharing the link to an interesting.
Thank you for the Link, Kagey
or simply La Parfumerie ; like Chocolatier to the foodie.
Maison Molinard is another good example. La Parfumerie, a well established perfume brand without an exaggerated price tag.