Hello Fellow Fumies,
Every Saturday we have a Question, an idea purloined from Olfactoria’s Travels. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it is a fun event each week. Taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.
The idea is you’ll see it on the weekend or chime in through the week. Hopefully you will come back and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them.
Over 100 responses I will draw a Scent Sample Pack (from my collection)
Duchaufour Sample Set
- Neela Vermeire Creations Trayee
- Comme des Garcons Series 3 Incense: Avignon
- Eau d’Italie Sienne l´Hiver
- L’Artisan Al Oudh
- Penhaligon’s Amaranthine
Last Weeks Winner:
eMail me at (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with your address please
Saturday Question: Which Perfumer Makes Your Favourite?
We all have favourite fragrances and most of us know who our favourite fragrance was signed by. Perfumers are celebrities in the 21st century and we all fan girl our faves. I’ve picked someone who is still alive today and who makes quite a range of fragrances that I love and wear often. The Sample Set on offer today is made up of his work that I have full bottles of. There are many more in my collection but these were the ones that I thought would show a bit of his diversity.
Bertrand Duchaufour who created such luminous and luminary fragrances as those above and another that I particularly love, Mohur by Neela Vermeire Creations. Yes, I bang on about it incessantly and bore you to tears. SOZ, not sorry. It changed the way I felt about fragrance, continues to be one of my most spritzed scents and always feels just right. It’s multifaceted, intricate, elegant and showy. That hit of rose backed by a kitchen sinker of backing accords is timeless and spectacular.
Mr Duchaufour has a style but is often curated into other realms. For a while he was ubiquitous as the perfumer who signed off every new fragrance that I loved. His work with Neela Vermeire, L’Artisan, Aedes de Venustas, MDCI, CdG and Penhaligions show a versatile perfumer who manages to make even his quirkiest stuff wearable and comfortable.