Image, Gregory Crewdson from Beneath the Roses. Perfumer Bruno Fazzolari Searing woods, rough ouds, tarry incenses. The overtly tough perfumes get most of the attention in the discussion of ‘challenging’ perfumes.
Image from Philip-Lorca diCorcia. Perfumer Bruno Fazzolari. There is nothing new in Lampblack. Then again newness is overrated in perfumery. ‘Unconventionality’ is code—camouflage for a lack of nuance and uninventive