quinta-feira, dezembro 14, 2006

Le manuel du parfumeur - Mission impossible

One cannot teach perfumery without speaking about perfumes, but speaking and writing about perfumes in a professional way is very risky. Learning perfumery means learning how things around us are done and how perfumes are constructed. This is not poetry, but highly precise and technical. But speaking about perfumes and explaining formulae means using trademarks. Shalimar by Guerlain is a masterpiece and a work of art, but it's also a trademark. 99,9 % of perfumes were made for commercial purposes. In other words, a true manual of perfumery, something that do not exist right now despite the fact this art is taught with methods improving every decade, contains the essence and the details of both commercial and historic creations. But who would dare to put his name and what editor would have the courage to publish something like this when every book is revised by their legal department ? The problem is the following - (clique aqui para ler o artigo completo)

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