...well, some clean, intense white floral gave Luca Turin that same feeling. Recently. Any guesses??
You can hear him talk about that mystery perfume, and other perfume-related matters, in an interview with Eurovox at dw-world.de:
Luca Turin is a biophysicist, a molecule designer and a perfume critic - one of the few in the world. He talks and writes about perfumes the way other people might discuss wine or gourmet cuisine. Eurovox speaks with him about the surprise behind Chanel No. 5, how bad smells make good scents - and why men should maybe try women's perfumes.
Thanks to Joy for the link! She also found this link to an older WNYC radio show on odeo:
We get nosey with smell. Biophysicist Dr. Luca Turin and psychobiologist Dr. Charles Wysocki explain what odors are, how our noses work, and what kind of information humans can gather by smell.
For more background on Luca Turin, see: an interview with Luca Turin at Now Smell This, a review of his last book, The Secret of Scent, a review of Chandler Burr's book about Turin, The Emperor of Scent, and an announcement of his forthcoming book with co-author Tania Sanchez, Perfumes: The Guide.