We'd like to think we know our news anchors, but one thing not conveyed through the screen is how they smell. Gossip sites however recently reported that Tom Ford approached Anderson Cooper to make his own line of cologne. A Ford rep told us the reports aren’t true, but that didn't stop us from calling New York Times scent critic Chandler Burr.
— Smells Like News, at WAMU radio in Washington, considers how you might develop fragrances to represent well-known TV news personalities. Thanks to Erica for the link.
They seem old-fashioned. Simple fragrances, where one note takes center stage, are more modern.
— Sarah Horowitz of Creative Scentualization, explaining why complex fragrances are no longer in style, in People magazine. Thanks to Angie for the quote!
The almost off-hand comment Burr made about writing his new book is actually the most interesting bit in that interview! I didn't realize he was going to publish a new one, so that's nice to know.
K, remember the Jardin Sur Le Nil piece in the New Yorker a few years back? That was to be the basis for a new book, and it is apparently now due out early next year. I think it was to be about 3 scents?
Oh yeah… okay, that makes sense given that he mentioned following SJP and everthing. Neat concept. Thanks, I totally forgot about the New Yorker piece and everthing – stupid short term memory!
Yes, I think Lovely is the other part of the book, and my short term memory is pretty bad too, but I do think there was to be a third part about another scent, never heard which. At any rate, it has taken so long to get published that I had nearly forgotten about it too!