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LT Chinatown (Bond No. 9) gourmand chypre$$$ The endearingly plucky firm of Bond No. 9 has produced its first and so far only masterpiece. Composed by the young Aurélien Guichard (son of the great Jean of Roure, now Givaudan), it is one of those fragrances that smells so immediately, compellingly, irresistibly great that the only sane response is love at first sniff. Chinatown is at once oddly familiar and very surprising, as if the lyrics in a favorite love song had been rearranged to make a new poem, just as affecting but unplanned by the original author.
ISBN 978 1 84668 519 4 eISBN 978 1 84765 759 6 For the perfumers CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AUTHORS’ NOTE FOREWORD PERFUME REVIEWS THE OSMOTHÈQUE SOURCES GLOSSARY OF MATERIALS AND TERMS TOP TEN LISTS Best Feminines Best Masculines Best Feminines for Men Best Masculines for Women Best Florals Best Bang for the Buck Best Big Ticket Splurges Desert Island: LT Desert Island: TS INDEX OF BRANDS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would like to give an enormous thank-you to Patricia de Nicolaï, tireless curator of the Osmothèque and the great perfumer behind the Parfums de Nicolaï.
When made into paper and stored for years, it breaks down and smells good. Which is how divine providence has arranged for secondhand bookstores to smell like good-quality vanilla absolute, subliminally stoking a hunger for knowledge in all of us. ’s demise were exaggerated. ” But as the top and middle are so delicious, I have always opted to spray it on a scarf or sleeve I can change out of later. TS Eau de Guerlain (Guerlain) citrus verbena$$$$ Eau de Guerlain is to citrus what the mandolin, with its doubled-up strings, is to a guitar.
A Little Book of Perfumes: The 100 Greatest Scents