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)
- Amarige – Givenchy
- Champs-Elysees – Guerlain
- Oiro – Mona di Orio
- Trouble – Boucheron
Last Weeks Winner: marcellavmiller
eMail me at (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with your address please
Saturday Question: What Luca Turin 1 or 2 Star Fragrances Do You Love?
Recently Luca Turin and Tanya Sanchez released a new edition of the book that launched many perfumistas into the world, myself included. Suddenly I thought to go looking on the internet for you all. It was transformative in so many ways. One of the things I love about these guys is that they are so subjective, it means I am happily able to disagree with them if I think they’re wrong. Obviously when I think they hit the nail on the head my mind thinks they are geniuses (genii doesn’t seem right, the dictionary gives both as acceptable).
I have been remiss in not reading the modern book but here are four Perfumes: The Guide One Star Fragrances that I love, and have bottles of in my collection.
Amarige – Givenchy : killer tuberose
Poor Amarige. Luca does say that he nearly gave it a four star rating but it seems its diffusive, intrusive, OTT magic is beyond him. WRONG! Even now, cheapened and screechy Amarige is a fabulous statement fragrance. I don’t wear it much but get extreme enjoyment from it when I do.
Champs-Elysees – Guerlain: fluorescent floral
“The second worst perfume Guerlain ever made” shrieks LT. Come on, really? Champs Elysees is beautiful. Violet, lilac, mimosa and peony held to earth by almond and a woodsy white musk base. Perfect springtime waft of fresh prettiness. I often gift it too and every person has worn the shit outta it.
Oiro – Mona di Orio : floral oriental
“Third world air freshener.” I wish he would go back and smell Orio again now after there being so much in this particular category released since. A soft, spicy floral with a creamy green hue backed with lovely resins and honeyed immortelle. Seriously, what’s not to love. It does have longevity issues but, um, hello L’Artisan…..
Trouble – Boucheron : dismal oriental
“A murky broth the colour of mud!” HA! The sweetest, most delightfully murky mud coloured broth EVER! It is loud, diffusive, insistent and so much bloody fun. It’s hard to feel anything but regal swanning around in this blockbuster powerhouse. Amber, jasmine and a funky greenness. He is right about one thing, it was a flop and left the building rather too early. Thank goodness I stocked up.
My Saturday Question to you is:
What Luca Turin 1 or 2 Star Fragrances Do You Love?