The new 2018 guide picks up where they left of and differs markedly from the earlier edition in that, having covered the great legacy perfumes, it can now focus on the exciting new activity in the world of niche perfumeries as well as keeping a stern eye on the major houses. The way you can love a person for one quality despite myriad faults, you can sometimes love a perfume for one particular moment or effect, even if the rest is trash. No, never blind buy I do, but do as I say, not as I do. Ciao -- I have to go to the perfume counter. Now I've got to hunt it down.
I was never struck by the resemblance. Sanchez: What is your all-time favorite perfume, if you have one? They also bring transparency to an obstinately obfuscate industry and well as killer wit and humour - thank the perfume gods! I own several that they hate and a few they deem masterpieces. You won't be able to resist reading Turin's reviews about your favourite scents or scents that you despise. Ostracized afterward, he was subsequently somewhat vindicated when others made similar accusations. This book is tough to rate. You get to meet the Grand Fromage for half an hour, after which your frag is either farmed out to an assistant or taken from the shelf of things that failed to win an earlier brief.
There is definitely more snark here and some just plain rude comments. Yet in the thousands of perfumes that exist, some express their ideas seamlessly and eloquently from top to bottom and give a beautiful view from any angle. If not one, can you name some that would be in your top 5? What, in your opinion, are the best roses? See , with his seventy-four fragrances in big blocky bottles, manspreading across the fragrance floor so that no one else fits. I believe smelling nice things makes us happy. Many times the authors just write a lot of text about nothing--maybe they met the perfumers or they talk too much about some tangential comparison only to talk about the actual perfume for one sentence, which happens far more than it should. One such individual is Michael Edwards, whose Fragrances of the World, aka The Fragrance Bible, has been cataloguing and classifying perfumes since 1983.
So, I thank them for that. After I flipped through it I realized the book was basically 2 people's opinion of different fragrances. Everyone needs one of these per subject: on books, music, cinema - and they are incredibly hard to come by. Am I just here to drop a value-free shitpost or comment? As a matter of fact, I've never had expensive taste. It is, as I´ve just demonstrated, perilously easy to lose things in translation, is it not? I still love Turin and Sanchez though. My copy is on my Kindle and I can see now for This is not a book you can read back-to-back since the bulk of it consists of perfume reviews in alphabetical order.
Sometimes they do this very well, but most of the time, they don't, leading to a very unbalanced mix of high quality and poor quality reviews. Glenn Gould: Unkempt by Bach Remedies. This book gets down to the point quickly, and the authors don't mince words in their critiques. I'm not a purist, so I do have an appreciation for the synthetics, mostly for their lasting power. My clothes may have smelled vaguely of dried shrimp but now I could conceal the smell with a spritz of Habit Rouge or Guerlain Vetiver or New York. Please consider using Google's Chrome browser on your Apple device; this may make it easier to leave your comment. Some people who have read the book have been offended that the scents that they love A brilliant discussion of many of the perfumes available as well as information about the perfume industry and male and female scents.
Perhaps some of their put-downs tip into the over-personal. While I don't always agree with Luca Turin's and Tania's assessments of commercial fragrances, they are interesting to read and never fail to entertain. No sacred cows here: They have the balls to nail Serge Lutens on his not-so-great stuff. Just finished reading his dismissal on Xerjoff. Sweet Lord -- I defy the reader to delve into this book at random and not find a r Combine three of my favorite things, why dontcha: Very expensive perfume, mordant wit and Pynchonesque range on an esoteric subject.
The Aventus rating, though obviously controversial, is to me not all that surprising. And how wonderful to be able to debate a feast as rich and multi-layered as this. The industry should consider putting more research into this, rather than pumping out a new scent every couple of months. I don't know what I'm going to be buying, but I do have some ideas for what I'll be testing. Fragrance will smell different on me then it will on the next person and vice versa. If you're even remotely into fragrances, this is a must.
For lovers of top ten lists, we include several in the appendix. It was published by one of the big houses. I give one star to Luca Turin with the same mindless negligeance as he is roasting many perfume artworks with his arrogant reviews just for his egoistic reason to entertain the readers. The introduction by Sanchez is really interesting. He didn't need to do that, but he did and it really meant a lot to me. As 1500 reviews only got me craving more, my copy of 'Perfumes 2018' from the same authors is already on its way from Amazon. It's a chemical disaster, with not only that flat chalky baby-aspirin orange note, but also the eye-stabbing lab-created jasmine thing completely overwhelming the ginger and tuberose.
Your description on the multitudes of fragrances that come out each year is so true. An index by rating gives readers the chance to name-check their favorites and quickly calibrate their noses with those of the authors. I was glad to see reviews of some of the newer perfumes I'd been trying samples of. How much influence will the banning of more and more natural frag ingredients have on future perfumes? But the points of convergence and divergence between perfume and wine are provocative and invite comparison. Yes, it has been reformulated.
Naturally, I cannot agree with every review, but it's nice to hear the thoughts of another person or expert on a particular fragrance. Be respectful, inclusive, have a sense of humor, and don't cause needless drama. This is a good and enlightening read about the perfume industry. Basicaly - are you serious - at the age of Fragrantica, perfume blogs and vlogs, who reall I give one star to Luca Turin with the same mindless negligeance as he is roasting many perfume artworks with his arrogant reviews just for his egoistic reason to entertain the readers. I will continue to use fragrances that are not masterpieces because I like them and I will also seek out some 'recommended' 5 star rated fragrances because I am interested in them. Most so-called niche brands niche meaning very limited distribution seem afraid of being lost in the crowd, and like hikers surprised by a bear, have been advised to scramble to look bigger than they are. Seriously - and the one sample I thought I would seek out sent me a message saying they won't ship to Canada.