I’m not old, I’m vintage.
- Aug 1, 2019
I am a little perplexed by the little importance that some give to the value of the quality of the raw materials when making a perfume.
I think it’s a response to the “cult of raw materials,” fanboys (it’s primarily a male thing) who wig out over “exotic” ingredients as if they conferred magical abilities on any perfumer dedicated to acquiring them.
To follow your violin analogy: yes, fiddlers freak out to play a Strad or a Guarneri. But a mediocre violinist playing one of those violins will still sound mediocre. Conversely, while a great violinist can make one of those instruments sing, they will still sound great on any number of perfectly fine instruments without the historic pedigree.