Here’s an interesting interview Nathan did with Franco Wright of Luckyscent and Indie Scents. Nathan has been doing a series on artisan perfumers, and this installment looks at the market from the niche retail side. I found it interesting that they’ve seen growth in gourmand and unisex scents but a decline in interest in big florals. Most of the excitement on blogs does seem to be generated by woodsy scents, though a few florals sneak in.
And in other news, upcoming Lutens releases are reported to be warm buttered toast (Jeux de Peau) and carnation (Vitriol d’Oeillet). I still haven’t tried the last few yet… Looking forward to trying Boxeuses.