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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

If you're willing to try something a little less masculine, definitely try Tom Ford Violet Blonde. It's one of my very favorites.

I was thinking of recommending this because I know you love this fragrance, but didn't want to steal your thunder. smile.gif
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SOTD: Profumo di Firenze Terrarossa.
post #14328 of 21234
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

I was thinking of recommending this because I know you love this fragrance, but didn't want to steal your thunder. smile.gif

You like it too, right?

Pre-shower: Elixir des Merveilles
SOTD: Portrait of a Lady
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Today: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather - my wife loves this!
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Today: Aramis Havana in the morning and Tom Ford Oud Wood evening
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I do like Violet Blonde and appreciate its quality but couldn't imagine wearing it much. It's beautiful yet unwearable in the same way Jour d'Hermes is.
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L'air du desert marocain today - thanks again to l'Inc for recommending this one. I like that it's not really "in your face," and I really enjoy how atmospheric it is. Something about it is very relaxing. It was chilly and clear today, with a dry Colorado breeze - the scent was (and is still!0 really pleasant, really soothing; it feels very warm around me, very...integrated? Sort of like putting on a favorite pair of jeans. I haven't worn it that many times, but it keeps getting better.
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I went by Gumps today and tried Idole de Lubin for the umpteenth time and, once again, just didn't enjoy it. The Le Vetiver is nice and rests, to me, in that range between Guerlain's and Frederic Malle's vetivers.
Gumps as well carries Histories de Parfums, which the Tubereuse 3 Animale is one of my new favorites from this house.
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If any of you are in NY, you should high-tail it over to the Museum of Art and design for this: http://www.madmuseum.org/exhibition/the-art-of-scent
The main exhibit room is unbelievable. Twelve head sized wall niches, in an all-white Giger aesthetic, that release one of the scents when you put your head in. Then, I think, suck it back in so the room itself didn't have an odor. A side room had five wall niches that released a small ticket, like in a parking garage. Each ticket had a peel off plastic strip that released one of the developmental stages or component accords of Tresor, until you got to the final product.
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^ wow.

Today: Chanel Pour Monsieur. Too warm for a winter scent, too damp for a summer scent.
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Reviews at the fragrance sites online haven't been strongly positive for the Art of Scent exhibit. It's curated by Chandler Burr, and I suspect some of the reviewers have some basic disagreements with his aesthetic commitments. I'm glad to hear a positive review!
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Reviews at the fragrance sites online haven't been strongly positive for the Art of Scent exhibit. It's curated by Chandler Burr, and I suspect some of the reviewers have some basic disagreements with his aesthetic commitments. I'm glad to hear a positive review!
We were discussing this today at breakfast. The exhibit is terrible from a curating standpoint. Much of the text is vapid and, in any event, is not illuminating.
But the 12 scents selected are nicely varied and, in and of themselves, educational and enjoyable. If people have complaints about the selection, other than "he should have included X," I would like to hear them. The Tresor exercise was excellent. I had recently heard a musical performance where the same thing was done - a choral piece was disassembled into all the component parts and then reassembled so you can hear how the different tonal ranges come together- and it is an excellent idea and something I had never encountered before in fragrance.

For the people who read this thread, the exhibit is great. For people with minimal prior interest in fragrance, the exhibit will be pretty opaque and it is fair to blame Burr for that. Much more could have been done to concretize the language and descriptions of the scent, but lucidity and accuracy is not his strong suit.
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That corresponds exactly to what I've heard others say, especially concerning the vapidity of the text. I've also heard complaints about Burr's attempt to shoehorn the fragrances into categories that were developed to shed light on other arts, especially painting.

That said, I think the Tresor exercise would be absolutely fascinating.
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I appreciate Burr's efforts, like with the "Untitled Series" and this exhibit, but wish he'd utilize Luca Turin for Turin's expansive knowledge as well as his gift of prose.

I haven't been to the exhibit, but I think this conversation as well as what I've thought about Burr before is similar to my memories of the great professors and teachers I've had in the past, compared to the average ones I've been through.
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Today: vintage Giorgio For Men - in honor of my Dad and Grandfather who always got this stuff for Christmas in the 1980's. My Dad still has a half bottle he got from his father's stash after he passed away.
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