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    Default Great Interview with Luca Turin - Fragrances, mostly science, worldly matters, Greece, etc

    ".....The fragrance industry is one of the stupidest industries I've ever encountered. It is almost uniquely predicated on taking the customer for an idiot.....There are better and worse perfumes, but it doesn't seem to matter very much. It's, as they say in England, all fart and no shit.....

    ......No, actually I was very fortunate, because the people that I've met mostly were the perfumers. They are amazing, they are artists, working under the most depressing constraints most of the time. It's an absolute joy to talk to these people. Then you find out that they propose some wonderful scents that are discarded in favour of a copy of some other piece of shit that made millions. The commercial part of the industry is awful. And the perfumers have a miserable time....."

    http://www.georgakopoulos.org/luca-turin/
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    Default Re: Great Interview with Luca Turin - Fragrances, mostly science, worldly matters, Greece, etc

    Thanks, pluran!

    Feisty as ever - terrific.

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    "But secondly, the time has come in Europe for everybody to speak English."

    Certainly not, Mr. Turin. No good starting point for a "Doctor Universalis". While I admire most things he writes about perfumes I disagree in "worldly matters". :-)
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    Default Re: Great Interview with Luca Turin - Fragrances, mostly science, worldly matters, Greece, etc

    He comes across, to me, as a somewhat sad and disillusioned man; how sad if that is true.

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    Default Re: Great Interview with Luca Turin - Fragrances, mostly science, worldly matters, Greece, etc

    I agree with everything he said.

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    Interesting

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    Default Re: Great Interview with Luca Turin - Fragrances, mostly science, worldly matters, Greece, etc

    Great interview. Seems rather frank and outspoken.

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    Default Re: Great Interview with Luca Turin - Fragrances, mostly science, worldly matters, Greece, etc

    I met him briefly in Enfleurage in NYC. He struck me as very joyful. But maybe that was because I was starstruck.

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    Default Re: Great Interview with Luca Turin - Fragrances, mostly science, worldly matters, Greece, etc

    Thanks for the link. Found it informative and interesting.
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    Default Re: Great Interview with Luca Turin - Fragrances, mostly science, worldly matters, Greece, etc

    Quote Originally Posted by David Ruskin View Post
    He comes across, to me, as a somewhat sad and disillusioned man; how sad if that is true.
    His attitude sounds very human to me, disenchanted, sure, maybe a bit low spirited- but I think anyone who lives in Southern Europe feels the bites of the economic, moral and intellectual crisis. Also his remarks on scientific research seem quite spot on, I know many young talented scientists who struggle everyday in a hostile world...

    Thanks Pluran for the link.
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    Default Re: Great Interview with Luca Turin - Fragrances, mostly science, worldly matters, Greece, etc

    Feisty indeed, and I wouldn't have him any other way - agree or disagree with him, the man demands attention. Thank you, Pluran

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    Default Re: Great Interview with Luca Turin - Fragrances, mostly science, worldly matters, Greece, etc

    Thanks for posting! Great read!

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    Default Re: Great Interview with Luca Turin - Fragrances, mostly science, worldly matters, Greece, etc

    Thanks for that. I enjoyed it.

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    Default Re: Great Interview with Luca Turin - Fragrances, mostly science, worldly matters, Greece, etc

    Thanks Pluran. I like this man more every time I come across him.
    " Apple doesn't sell its products on the basis that you and I are stupid. But the fragrance industry does. There is something cynical and insulting about the entire concept. I find it contemptuous and obnoxious."

    "TED now has become the church of self-improvement, which is so nauseating. "

    Tell it like it is

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    Default Re: Great Interview with Luca Turin - Fragrances, mostly science, worldly matters, Greece, etc

    Very interesting. Thanks for the link Pluran.
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    Default Re: Great Interview with Luca Turin - Fragrances, mostly science, worldly matters, Greece, etc

    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    Thanks Pluran. I like this man more every time I come across him.
    " Apple doesn't sell its products on the basis that you and I are stupid. But the fragrance industry does. There is something cynical and insulting about the entire concept. I find it contemptuous and obnoxious."

    "TED now has become the church of self-improvement, which is so nauseating. "

    Tell it like it is
    I love him because he speaks for millions of marginalized and disaffected scientists who feel very deeply that we all took a wrong turn somewhere back up the road. Maybe more than one wrong turn.
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