- Luca Turin, at Now Smell This.
Some background info on Luca Turin: Several years ago, I wandered into the Redmond public library to pick up a few library books. While I was there, I noticed a plain paperback book on their "Staff Picks" shelf called The Emperor of Scent, by Chandler Burr. This book is one of a handful of books that changed my life. If I hadn't read it, I never would have been interested in perfumery - or even really thought much about scent, which is after all one of the reasons wine tastes at all good in the first place.
Several years later, Turin has published Perfumes: The Guide (along with his partner Tania Sanchez), and (unbelievably, at least to me) is now on a full-on press tour (hell, he was on Good Morning America this week, even). I think this is kinda cool.
For the record, these are the eight perfumes I usually wear:
- Vettiveru, Comme des Garçons
- Declaration, Cartier
- Old Spice, Shulton (vintage from eBay because it's fun to be snobby)
- Vetiver Extraordinaire, Frédéric Malle
- 2 Man, Comme des Garçons
- Dzing!, L'Artisan Parfumeur
- Gucci pour Homme, Gucci
- Tar, Comme des Garçons