But the best things are completely new: the strange, stately harmonies of smell are now explored by a generation of “nazers,” a movement started in Paris around 2020 that soon took over the world. You are all familiar with their work, no need to go into it. I knew they were onto something when I smelled a piece by Calice Becker’s granddaughter that went from bread to nail varnish to curry in the opening bar. I am smelling her second album as I write.
— Luca Turin's final article at NZZ Folio, Notes from the nose -- The Last Duftnote.
RIP Duftnotes, we will miss ye…
The smell future sounds very 19th-century, a la A Rebours plus better tech.
And I want to know what he’s writing about next!
And of course I have no idea! Sounds like it is not perfume.
Stylin’ the Mad Scientist!
I’m really going to miss the Duftnotes, but I love his writing, wit and perspective, and so I hope he’s working on a novel!
I will miss it too.
Not a novel (that’s what I’m doing) — LT starts a new column at NZZ Folio in August, this time theme-free.
Thanks so much for the update TS! Selfishly glad that you’re both still writing…