Luca Turin

Luca Turin: The World Upside Down

Luca Turin’s blog on perfume, “Duftnotes,” began in 2005 and sadly ended in 2010. Some wonderful folks worked hard compiling snippets of …

Book

My Perfume Book Collection

It’s only fair that given the amount of time I’ve spent writing about the smell of books that I should be focusing …

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, "La Grande Odalisque" (1814), Musée du Louvre

Baudelaire’s Perfumed Imaginary

There can be perfumes cool as children’s flesh, Like fiddles, sweet, like meadows greenly fresh. Rich, complex, and triumphant, others roll With …