Permit me to pick your brains. I'm carrying out some research for an article that may appear on Basenotes, and I'd really appreciate your help.
My question is this: how important is 'the story' behind a perfume or a pefume house? Is your enjoyment of Chanel No 5 increased by the possibility that it may have been created by accident? Do you appreciate Andy Tauer's work more because you know it's all made by one self-taught individual weaving his magic in a house in Zurich? Are you intrigued by a firm like Grossmith because of the remarkable facts behind its recent revival? In other words, do these tales and near-myths matter to you? Do you think they affect the way you smell the perfumes to which they pertain?
Feel free to leave your thoughts as a comment, or email me at persolaise at gmail dot com if you prefer.
Thanks very much indeed,