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  1. Anonymous says:

    Worked for me in Safari, as well.
    I laughed out loud more than once while listening. “Old Fart Extreme” Ha!
    Thanks for posting this, R.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Good, don't know why Firefox had problems. I loved “Old Fart Extreme” too…and missed the name of the vanilla scent at the end that was a sign of the downfall of western civilization, but that was funny too :-)

  3. Anonymous says:

    It was Secret Vanilla Sparkle body spray. The perverse side of me is going to check it out when I go grocery shopping this weekend.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Secret Vanilla Sparkle! It just sounds bad, doesn't it.

  5. Anonymous says:

    What I liked from this interview is that Luca Turin tends to see perfumes as a work of art and that Tania pointed out to him that people have to be able to wear those perfumes..:-)

  6. Anonymous says:

    Bless her! I totally agree. I had a Montale Aoud on yesterday. Wonderfully complex and interesting…but it wore me out after 10 minutes…and folks around me had to step back apace.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I have samples of Montales White Aoud and Golden Aoud and I really do not like them. To me, they plain and simply stink.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Of course I don't always agree w/ them on what is “wearable” :-)

  9. Anonymous says:

    I thought it was just me…when I hear something trashed like that (Luca says it's “indescribably vile”) – it becomes a sort of nasty lemming…I really wanta know what it smells like!

  10. Anonymous says:

    LOL — it will be very comical if drugstores the world over run out of the stuff now!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Hey, don't laugh – I'm still working my way through all those one star scents from Perfumes: the Guide :=)

  12. Anonymous says:

    That could be a fun project!

  13. Anonymous says:

    I'm new to Aouds – so new that this is my Very First. However, it may be that they're just not 'us', huh? As a newbie I'm continually surprising myself with my likes and dislikes. A few months ago I wouldn't have thought to try leathers (which I now adore) and who knows….perhaps down the line I might retry an aoud..and find that I love it!

    Right now? Not so much, LOL!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Just listened this am (firefox worked fine). I must say, LT/TS came across as way less strident and way more accessible than they do in their book. Luca, especially, seem to have a true passion for perfume – verbally, it really comes though – and that passion, combined with his scientific chops, is endearing. Totally different tone than I got with the book.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Weird — must be something in my Firefox settings, it still won't work for me today. Oh well! Glad you enjoyed it, and totally agree — it is more lighthearted than some of the specific reviews in the book.

  16. Anonymous says:

    “Malicious vanilla” – I have no access to Secret Vanilla Sparkle, but that sounds like Anna Sui Dreams to me…

  17. Anonymous says:

    And I have not smelled Dreams…

  18. Anonymous says:

    Mm, Mamabear, maybe the Aouds will grow on you. I have only sampled Black Aoud and am hording each precious drop of my vial until I can get a bottle. Love the stuff. Makes me feel like an emir or sultan or something.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I didn't get a chance to click your “thingie” last week, but heard the segment on the radio this past Sunday evening and loved it. I feel completely justified now in my defense of Drakkar Noir on the other thread since *even* LT & TS like it. Ha!

  20. Anonymous says:

    HA — although undoubtedly they hate something else you love, LOL…that seems par for the course.

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