I’m so sorry about my recent lack of posting, everyone! I’ve been super busy preparing for the FRAGments event in L.A., to which I am flying as I write these very words on Southwest wi-fi! (The future is now, y’all.)
So Luca Turin, author of Perfumes: The Guide, recently announced that he intends to return to perfume writing. He then asked his Twitter followers for to share what they consider to be the “landmark fragrances” released in the five years since The Guide was published.
My picks are pretty uncontroversial, I think. Prada Candy is probably the most distinctive mainstream fragrance in years. Etat Libre d’Orange Afternoon of a Faun is such a creative and unusual niche perfume. The Atelier Cologne line wasn’t in the last Guide, and they definitely deserve attention. Thierry Mugler Womanity is a landmark, for better or for worse. Both of the new Le Labos, Ylang 49 and Lys 41, got great reviews on Now Smell This. Neela Vermeire’s line is one of the most high-quality new niche brands we’ve seen in a long time. Serge Lutens De Profundis is just beautiful.
Which perfumes do you consider the landmark fragrances of the last five years? What fragrances would you like to see Turin review, either to see them praised or savaged?