- Apr 2, 2008
Unfortunately, will miss it by a month! :angry:
Nice idea, nice setting, but no perfumes that would much interest me or that I haven't already smelled (thank God, 'cos I couldn't make it there).
Oh my -- a complete washout imo
Dangling 'iconic' fabric sprayed scents on tin cans with holes drilled in the top or in leather pouches just doesn't work half of the time.
There were rooms where we jotted down on prepared cards what notes we were smelling -- but there was no feedback at the end.
I can't see 'basenoters' getting much out of this to be honest -- it was all a bit amateur. The workshop at the end was a disaster with no actual 'perfumers' around to explain the process of creation -- just a poor young girl talking about accord progression for a new Hugo Boss feminine.
Highlights were seeing the original Schiaparelli bottle and 3 fragrances at the end by Killian Wells on the theme of being in a cinema --1. Sneaker smell 2. Popcorn Smell 3. Nut smell. All really good.
A real wasted opportunity imo
Thanks for the feedback; I was reluctant to go but felt a bit guilty that I might just be being lazy. Now I can avoid with a clear conscience!