The Best Perfume Insults

I love people’s writing about perfume, because it’s forced to be so creative.  Scent is hard to talk about, so people have to resort to stories and metaphors, all of them intensely personal to the writer.

And when they don’t like a perfume, that creativity gives forth some of the best insults.  I have here curated my favorites from Perfumes: The Guide by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez.  The list is long, but trust me, they’re all worth reading.

A disclaimer: The same thing that makes perfume reviews fun to read also makes them super subjective.  I have never found less of a consensus on anything than on perfume.  In other words, if you find your favorite perfume on this list, please don’t take it personally (and don’t blame me- I haven’t smelled most of these myself!)

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igeestatus  asked:

Do you have a word for the smell of a loved one that lingers after you've been around them so that even when they're gone you can smell it and becomes one of your favorite scents.

Sillage refers to the scent that lingers in the air after something or someone has been there before you and now gone.

It comes from the French word for “wake”, as in the trail left in the sky by an airplane or on the water by a boat.

In perfumery, sillage is defined as the fragrance trail, or the trace of someone’s perfume.

The reason why you think of your great-aunt Margaret every time you smell Chanel No. 5 is probably as much because of the times you detected it in the air when she wasn’t there as when she was.” — April Long, The Fragrance Trail: How to Find Your Perfect Perfume

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THE FULL MV IS OFFICIALLY OUT!!!!

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Perfume 新メンバー!?

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Perfume - Tokyo Girl (full PV)

Yes, my dancing overlords, take me!!! Love the glimpse of choreography we get. I want to see the whole dance!

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