Originally Posted by ChicagoRon
Anybody know why Turin and Sanchez hate Le Labo soooo much? The Bergamote is the only one I really love, but I think the Rose and Santal are okay as well... but those guys really seem to have a bug up their collective A$ses... any reason in particular?
They admit to being very subjective, and they ARE subjective. It's surprising to read their guide to see what they like and what they don't. I guess that's the point; like Bill O'reilly, Rush, or Rachel Maddow, they get debates/discussions going over topics that otherwise might be too esoteric to pin down, and get readers to take sides for or against.
While sometimes they are refreshingly iconoclastic (like, not fawning over "great" classics... IIRC they hated tabac blond), on the other hand they can sometimes drool over strange picks (Estee lauder beyond paradise?) and then be very nasty about others (like Le Labo).
So, you have to read it all with a grain of salt. I applaud them for having found a way to make a living off of something so ephemeral and subjective; you wouldn't think that people could actually give a RATING to a scent and be trusted for it.
Anyway, Ungaro II today! Finally the right weather for it.