A bit unusual post today but I just had this idea last night I had to lay it out here. What if I got a chance to stand in front of an open microphone and say whatever I want to say to all the perfume companies, perfumers, and just people involved in perfume making today or in days past? What would I say? Here’re a few things I’d get off my chest:
- As unrealistic as it might seem, please stop appealing to the masses! Put the art back in perfume, give me some complexity, give me masterfully balanced scents. Give me something to swoon over and be haunted by for days!
- Stop reformulating the classics! The difference between vintage Shalimar parfum and the modern day version is too vast to capture in words.
- Give up pretentious pomposity and take on graceful audacity instead!
- And in the words of the charming Tim Gunn, make it work! Perhaps it is indeed time to have Project Perfume TV show, a simply ingenious idea by Madame Colombina, laid out in detail here.
What would you get off your chest?
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16 comments November 21st, 2006