Perfumes Getting Simpler

While I do tend to be a fan of both complex and simple perfumes, I can’t really advocate the deluge of single or two note fragrances flooding the market right now. A single note is nice because it’s a clear, unhindered fragrance. But a single note could similarly be achieved by catching a whiff of an essential oil.

Meanwhile, this flood of perfumes with a few notes dashed in here and there is defeating the once mighty complex perfume with a notes listing a mile long. Where every wearer experiences a different progression from top, mid, and base. I have to wonder how Guerlain’s older vintages will fare up if this single or two note business really kicks off. It’ll never truly be the same when we have companies rolling out lime and lemon combos, while beautiful compositions like Nahema are left to the past.

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