Is “good taste” defined by era or style? Are some perfumes – “classic” and thus timeless?
Here we go again: six bloggers, one word – TASTE. This is my take, and I’ve chosen one perfume: Porter Sa Peau, a perfume which Roberto Greco launched in 2020 in collaboration with Master Perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux, after working on it together for two years. And timeless – it is!
I chose to focus on TASTE as a noun in personal taste, not a verb. Again. let’s start from definition by Merriam-Webster:
Definition of taste
There is yet another definition, saying that “A person’s taste is their choice in the things that they like or buy, for example, their clothes, possessions, (PERFUME too, I say) or music. If you say that someone has good taste, you mean that you approve of their choices. If you say that they have poor taste, you disapprove of their choices.”
Kant spoke about aesthetics as something pure and searched the essence of beauty. Problematizing the matter in social concept does not start with social media at all, although it only seems that social media have augmented our feeling of it being argumented on every possible platform. It has always been discussed, everywhere.
Addictive, musky floral, push-and-pull opening delicately opens way to yellow florals and slightly fruity nuances. And yet, above all, this perfume does feel comforting, like a skin-to-skin touch that embraces you and takes you to a safe place, but with a luxurious touch of orris and soft suede, matching the grainy feeling of photographs. Powderiness and gentle muskiness are finely balanced with their opposites, finely tuned animalic and green tones, with an undercurrent of salty&warm skin infused by a very refined, although somewhat dirty-skin ambergris accord.