Found: Complete Onlive Archive of Luca Turin's "Duftnotes"

Mr. Bon Vivant

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Feb 14, 2010
For fellow fans of Dr. Turin's "Duftnotes":

If you ever only read the 2005-6 articles (the defunct pdf, or on Scribd.com), or
If you enjoyed the 2009-10 articles that were linked to in previous threads by Narcus,
And, like me, never bothered digging through the NZZ Folio website for more,
Then rejoice, for...

A complete archive from 2003-2010 can be read online on this blog.

Whoever created the blog, where ever you are: thank you, thank you, thank you! It's a real treat.
 

arwen_elf

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Dec 12, 2007
This is wonderful! Thanks for posting the link. I had a link to another website but it was super slow.
 

Mimi Gardenia

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Aug 15, 2008
Oh that is just wonderful ! Thank you sooo much . I loved Luca Turin's blog. :)

Mr. Turin- if you read this - I am a great fan ! :)
 

pluran

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Mar 2, 2006
Thanks for the link. I've read them all before but I always like reading them again.

Aristotle said the greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor. Luca Turin has mastered metaphor as well as any writer ever has.
 
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narcus

Well-known member
Mar 9, 2005
For fellow fans of Dr. Turin's "Duftnotes":

If you ever only read the 2005-6 articles (the defunct pdf, or on Scribd.com), or
If you enjoyed the 2009-10 articles that were linked to in previous threads by Narcus,
And, like me, never bothered digging through the NZZ Folio website for more,
Then rejoice, for...

A complete archive from 2003-2010 can be read online on this blog.

Whoever created the blog, where ever you are: thank you, thank you, thank you! It's a real treat.

And thank you for sharing this, fellow fan! For more than one reason you have just turned a dull October sky into something enjoyable! I have to also express gratitude to you, "CM", author of the Double Base Notes blog. This job may have cost some of your time, I suppose! I myself had started something similar on the German (printed) version of Scent Notes.

Then, on September 7th, we were extremely pleased to hear directly from the author:

Narcus and Pluran,
Thank you for your interest, much appreciated ! I too have been thinking about combining them in a readily accessible form and posting them. This would a) spare the reader the trouble of shuffling through NZZ webpages and b) remind me of what I have written, since I am getting to that dreaded age when one is never sure of repeating oneself :) The only downside is that this may discourage a publisher from making a little book. I'm still thinking this one through, will let you know asap.
in context post #52, here: NZZ Folio / Luca Turin 2010 – Duftnote / Notes from the Nose
 
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IngaMi

Well-known member
Jan 13, 2011
This is wonderful, thank you so much. It's getting so late here but I think I have to stay up later than I wanted because I HAVE to start reading the archive!
 

arwen_elf

Well-known member
Dec 12, 2007
For the record, I am delighted this is online and I thank the anonymous poster.

Mr. Turin,

It is very nice to know that you check on us once in a while. This collection of writings has made many Basenoters very happy. Looking forward to read more from you in the future, perhaps more reviews?
 

luca turin

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Apr 11, 2008
Mr. Turin,

It is very nice to know that you check on us once in a while. This collection of writings has made many Basenoters very happy. Looking forward to read more from you in the future, perhaps more reviews?

Thank you arwen_elf, and thank you all for your kind comments. Truth is I've stopped writing about fragrance, though I made an exception with the Little Book which was fun, esp. the marvellous Osmothèque classics. Never say never, but I think I have written myself out on the subject after the Guide and the Duftnotes. I am still happily writing for NZZ but "off topic". Also I am back in full-time science and that takes up a lot of thinking room. And I confess that Tania and I are disheartened by the funereal prospect of re-smelling all the great fragrances that have been destroyed by reformulation. Updating the big guide would be soul-destroying. Maybe if a few hundred great new perfumes appear we'll change our minds.
 

Birdboy48

Well-known member
Jul 10, 2011
Here's a link for the text of the 7 month period ( June 2005- Jan 2006 ) of Duffnotes mentioned in the OP. Unlike the link above, this one includes all the reader comments and Turin's responses. The inclusion of which makes the thing "only" 548 pages long ! One can understand why the full run of posts shown above leaves out the comments.

For those who are gluttons for punishment, or simply Turin fans, this link also includes a search function in a toolbar at the bottom of the page.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/12441738/Blog-Text-Web-LUCA-TURIN
 

jbthorpe

Well-known member
Feb 16, 2009
I know this is an old thread, but thank you for posting it. I have never visited any of the afementioned blogs, but love Luca Turin and his wit as well as his knowledge. I'll check this out.
 

Virtue&Sin

Well-known member
Aug 9, 2011
Thanks to Bon Vivant and the ones who actually linked us with Mrs. Turin's jolly and sharp thoughts, always accurate and straight to the point, original like nobody else. Is also amazing to read his own post here, what can I say? Thanks to all!
:eek:
 

Beck

Well-known member
May 13, 2014
Is there any online archives of Turin’s reviews? Very hard to find the books around here.
 

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