note to cypriot: it’s not supposed to taste like coffee

September 12, 2006 – 12:49 pm

who needs the crutch of a coffee flavor wheel when you can read the new york times’ new perfume critic instead? it’s like a word-of-the-day calendar confined to sensory observations! some chandler burr excerpts (courtesy cjr):

“Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue is an absolutely terrific perfume, rich without a trace of heaviness, sweet without a hint of stickiness. It smells like the freshest lemon-cake batter. Ever.”

“Narciso Rodriguez’s For Her smells like talcum powder and confectioner’s sugar sprinkled over slightly unripe plums sitting on an aluminum plate …”

“… what is wonderful about Diorella is that it smells like a new fur coat that has been rubbed with a very creamy mint toothpaste. Not gel. Paste. It is a great, great fragrance …”

the chandler’s latest: “Bigarade smells like a person trapped in a complex weather system, the wonderful scent of a guy’s armpit and a woman’s humid skin washed in fresh rainwater and ozone.”

this blog was just about to say that very thingwell, the armpit part — about the ethiopian green stripe!