Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend The Perfume Society’s talk with Luca Turin at Les Senteurs in Marylebone. Mr Turin spoke about his early days of perfume writing and recounted some of his hilarious misadventures in perfume land.
Plus, he seems like a pretty cool guy.
Some of my favourite parts of the talk were…
On Dominique Ropion..
“Dominique Ropion is a genius. He builds perfumes with gigantic materials that don’t feel gigantic. There is power, clarity and structure that feels monumental from the start until they end. They feel monumental and make sense between every transition. Very few people do fragrances that work all the way through with reveals.”
But, of course, my love for Monsieur Ropion is very well documented…
On Andy Tauer’s No. 02 L’air du Désert Marocain, which was a real crowd favourite…
“Classic. On par with Shalimar. One you would run into a burning building to save.”
On Papillon’s Anubis and Salome…
Salome: “Everything that’s missing in (Dolce & Gabbana’s) Light Bue.”
Anubis: “Disinfectant for the soul. Makes you feel like breathing it in.”
On Amouage’s Christopher Chong…
“Every author needs an editor, and Chong is a fantastic one.”
The full schedule of Perfume Society events can be found here.
Further Reading: Luca Turin | Style.com Arabia
2 thoughts on “Tea with Luca Turin | The Perfume Society at Les Senteurs”
‘Disinfectant for the soul….’ What a wonderful expression! …. Who wouldn’t benefit from that from time to time?…..
No doubt! It would easily become my signature scent!
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