Hailing from Melbourne, Australia. Student.
I have found myself caught between two artistic mediums of both fashion and olfactory delights and only recently discovered my major interest in the latter medium.
As someone who appreciates many forms of art regardless of mode or style, I am often perplexed by the notion that not many [more] people enjoy the sensuous delights of fragrances, nor consider it an ‘artform’. The ubiquity of fragrance is a fait accompli, however the unique nature of select fragrances are often under appreciated or merely diverged from as a result of apathy, understatement and hesitation. Hence, the obvious thing to do was to create my own blog offering my personal view upon fragrances; in the beautiful, unadulterated and linguistically-rich form it deserves.
I intend to avoid using fragrances websites or previous reviews as a source of inspiration and only utilising such for fragrance notes and compositions. What happens in the juncture where the brain detects the smell and the memory is thus created is what will be heavily stylised and based upon in my writing: of course I will also make a note of what I smell too, as it is naturally expected. The nose as a sense is untrained, and I for one can admit that my nose is still untrained, however, the use of words and adjective-based language serves only to make the process easier and instrumentally, convivial, congenial and fun- All within the imperative realm of appreciation.
Outside of the fragrance world and when I’m not out and about, I read and write meticulously and work diligently. My taste in music is weird; I like new food; I collect ties; I don’t have a favourite colour but I like grey and periwinkle; One day I will own a Tom Ford suit. It will look amazing; Atychiphobia is serious; My first fragrance I remember is Calvin Klein’s Obsession; I enjoy polishing shoes because it is a repetitive process where my mind can go places; My handwriting is atrocious; And I think my vocabulary is refined and sometimes come off as a little ostentatious. But that’s ok. I’m a gentleman; usually.
To judge a perfume is, above all else, a matter of taste. Taste evolves under the influence of the environment, but this fact must not prohibit judging the environment. Taste evolves chiefly with the acquisition of learning, with the knowledge of facts and of aesthetic accomplishments, which makes it possible to analyze them and to provoke instructive comparisons. It is thus that each of us can progress along the road of beauty and of art. To deny the usefulness of this training would be like refusing to admit that a symphony is better appreciated after one has studied music – Edmond Roudnitska
From Chistopher Chong’s Instagram. He is a gentleman.