Hello Fellow Fumies,
At APJ we have a Saturday Question. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it’s 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 regularly and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them. The aim is to generate real conversation and connection even though we are scattered around the globe.
Over 100 responses I will draw a Scent Sample Pack (from my collection)
- L’Insomnuit by Piguet
- Loud Amber Rose by Montale
- Blanche Immortelle by Atelier Cologne
- Ilene by Diptyque
- Mandarine by L’Artisan
Last Weeks Winner: Matty
eMail me at (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with your address please
Saturday Question: Which House Best Represents Fragrant Luxury To You?
All of us have such different definitions of luxury. What house makes us feel like we’ve made a luxurious purchase? How do they do it? What is your luxe trigger? Are you most inspired be heredity like the Guerlain, DIOR and CHANEL lines. Is it the expensive packaging like Vero Profumo, Fueguia 1833 or Cartier. What about the juices ingredients, like in Roja Dove, Parfum de Nicolai or Bogue; do they play a role? Is it the unavailability like UĖRMÌ, 19-69 or Map Of The Heart or the almost bespoke, small batch, limited run indies like Mandy Aftel, DSH Perfumes and Fort & Manlé. Whatever floats your luxury boat, we want to read about it. Don’t just tell us what but give us a why.
By far the most luxurious brand for me to buy is Neela Vermeire Creations. Opening the NVC plastic and touching the purple box, picking up the bottle and spritzing a new acquisition is one of my fragrant lifes great luxurious joys. Knowing I have a bottle and can now spritz to my hearts content, WOO HOO!
I know that Bertrand and Neela have this fraught battle every time to release a perfume. It has often been repeated that Mr Duchaufour says she is his most exacting customer and that each scent takes more mods than any other brand. I also know that NVC juices cost up to 7 times what most independent multinational sellers include. The bottles are so different to anything else offered and are designed by the best in the business Pierre Dinand. Their packaging has been a constantly evolving quest for beauty, luxury and strength. Lastly, and maybe most importantly, I know Neela to be a perfectionist with a vision who puts heart and soul into creating something unbelievably special. The only thing that could make the brand more luxurious to me is if they did bath products to match their fragrances.