Is perfume art? Could it be? Or is it something else: a craft, a commercial product, an ornament, a luxury, a prosthetic, an aphrodisiac, a love letter, a prayer, a con? Why does it matter? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Dec 23, 2013 -
edible frags and human atomisers
Swallowable perfume—! Is this the logical outcome of precarity, atomisation and hyper-individualism—to reassert yourself, now, as a human atomiser? The vagaries of genetic difference and skin chemistry now allow you, as the ad breathily encourages, to “Go beyond accessory. Express uniqueness. Swallowable perfume: a new cycle of evolution.” Only five years after the Lululemon sweatable perfume hoax debuted, it has already become reality.
posted by the man of twists and turns
on Dec 25, 2012 -
Take your nose on a stroll down memory lane with vintage perfumery. The Vintage Perfume Vault
features fragrance reviews and articles on perfume history. Perfume Shrine
offers articles on perfumery including essays on the science of fragrance and aroma materials, interviews with perfumers and industry professionals, trend-watching. Inspiration in Perfumery
profiles Henri Robert, Andre Fraysse, Ernest Beaux and Edmond Roudnitska. More about olfactory delights from 1000 Fragrances
. [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Nov 6, 2009 -
Game developer/ perfume critic Theresa Duncan has died, and longtime companion Jeremy Blake is missing.
The art world is buzzing
about the seeming suicide-by-water of video installation artist Jeremy Blake. The perfume
blogs are fizzing with sadness over the death of Theresa Duncan, whose suicide preceded Blake's. The cops are not releasing the notes left by the late, pretty
people, but a clue might be found in the paranoiac screed
Duncan posted on her blog in May, in which Blake's ex-girlfriend, the CIA, FBI, Church of Scientology, Jeff Gannon, bloated plutocrats and many other bugbears of the psy-ops crowd
were put on Duncan's mental merry-go-round and given a real strong spin.
posted by Scram
on Jul 21, 2007 -
Scents from the Bible
The world's first spiritual perfume, "Virtue® was conceived out of our desire to provide a perfume that would allow a person to be reminded of their Spiritual Self, by a simple whiff of it's fragrant essence." Smell the holy!
(Post not inspired by previous )
posted by SansPoint
on Apr 15, 2007 -
Not safe for work:
: Authentically natural vaginal flavour." (Flash interface; much gratuitous nudity.)
posted by Gator
on Mar 3, 2006 -
is what you get when you cross an award winning actor
, an award winning perfumer
, and an award winning creative director (Jason Schell). May be NSFW in some offices, adjust volume where necessary.
posted by FlamingBore
on Aug 3, 2005 -
It was known as "dragon's spittle perfume" by the ancient Chinese and encountered by Sinbad in "The Thousand and One Nights". It was recorded by Marco Polo and mentioned in the literature of Shakespeare. Called "floating gold", "Neptune's niece", and a process of "divine chemistry", Ambergris
, or "Grey Amber", was once harvested as a rare and costly perfume additive and coveted as an aphrodisiac. But...
posted by taz
on May 2, 2003 -
Is Metallica really concerned that a perfume
will harm their bottom line and so they must sue? My question is why would Guerlain
name a perfume after a heavy metal band unless it smelled like stale cigarettes and beer?
posted by thc
on Dec 13, 2000 -