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Fragrance Match-up: Lorenzo Villoresi and Torre of Tuscany Pitti 83 wasn’t just about clothes or shoes, but also a wide range of premium accessories ranging from shaving goods to cookies to socks. Two of my favorite parfumeries featured were Lorenzo Villoresi and Torre of Tuscany. The context: The premium fragrance market, like the premium denim market of a decade ago, is supersaturated almost the point of incomprehensibility. A dedicated fragrance fan could sniff a...
Prof Fab doesn't wait in line! (haha) He walks over and spritzes himself. After nearly 400 bottles of sniffery, he doesn't like to listen to an annoying sales pitch the associate picked up in the 20 minutes sales training seminar. Good question. Short answer is that I'm not an expert in shoe construction, details, and technical stuff. SO, I'm going by what he told me and showed me. Basically, he went in and reworked the entire construction on the inside (meaning not...
One of my favorites at Pitti 83 was Barena Venezia: FW13 is a great collection of staples in wonderful fabrics, textures, and great seasonal colors. Like many of my favorites from Pitti, it’s not one that will stop traffic from a mile away, but something you have to try on and grow with over several seasons. The story: The waters around the small Venetian town of Barena recede during low tide, and the local fisherman sail in special flatboats to collect the fish, shells,...
Maybe wait until the article comes out?For the most part, I'll post them Sunday/Thursday without much additional commentary to let the discussion happen as it will. BUT, for my own sanity, I'd like to request that members take the time to provide some reasons, debate, discussion, etc. that can be built upon to create a useful thread.eg. What's wrong with it? What don't you like? What would you do differently, or what could the designer do differently to make it...
+1. Pics of shoes isolated and not on a person's feet rarely do them justice. Jil's famous Frankenstein Lattanzis are an example... on their own they were hideous, but paired with the right outfit and they were a lot of fun. Likewise with these, they had a lot of small handmade quirks to them, in addition to a very lovely dark, dark navy. In my article I"ll post a pic of the owner, Masao, who wears outfits that look perfect with the shoes. As well, while the shoes may...
Time for a Review and a Preview: Pitti 83: What’s Coming for FW13 It was great to work with the SF Pitti team covering the shows and the collections in January. Over the next few months, I’ll be highlighting a number of these that you’ll see in stores and online for FW13, updating about twice a week. I thought I'd start with a review of the shows as a whole, along with a preview of some of the highlights I'll cover: My vibe of the season: Charles Dickens meets Pitti...
Yes, it's Shirakawa Village in Gifu prefecture. I taught a seminar once in Gifu and so had a chance to visit. It is very beautiful! While the particular shape of the roof is famous to that village, historically many buildings and houses had amazing thatched roofs. While Shirakawa gets government subsidies as a world heritage site to keep them beautiful, you can still find some authentic houses in small towns nearly as beautiful, but without the big...
^Hey, how'd you get a picture of my closet, Horns??? (haha) L'inc, +1, and unfortunately I've never really been able to get much info on it. Lots of reviews/opinions, but not much info other than "in 1990 Roudnitska made a fragrance for Mario Valentino called 'Ocean Rain.'" Well, DUH. The best review I saw of it called it an "indolic aquatic." That's spot on, IMHO. You're right, though, about the packaging (in addition to the name and everything else). A true...
I guess I've gotten used to the truly rotten note in DIor DIor and Diorella (not to mention the "more" overripe of La Parfum de therese), but definitely I can see your point. Though, like you, I wear it for the historical value, on a shelf next to Eau Sauvage, Diorella, Diorissimo, etc. it wouldn't hold up. It sort of feels like their ugly little sister (haha).I've never read, but want to know, the history of how it was developed and how Mario Valentino got the formula. ...
LUCKY!I've been in transit, so haven't read the thread for a few days. The earlier discussion of Jicky definitely sounds like civet that the poster mentions. He might also try Ungaro II and see if he gets a similar funky note in it.ANyway, back home and going through the closet... so Ocean Rain today. Roudnitska's last scent, you can definitely feel the DNA. It's sort of DIorissimo meets Acqua di GIo (haha). It has the Roudnitska base in it, the complex Eau Sauvage,...
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