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The newest "must-have" for the rich and famous? Francis Kurkdjian's fragrance for you and only you: Bespoke perfume. For a price. 2

Francis Kurkdjian’s new niche: Bespoke perfume.

Posted on January 7, 2013

The newest “must-have” for the rich and famous? Francis Kurkdjian’s fragrance for you and only you: Bespoke perfume. For a price.

When thinking about how to approach this post, I’ve recalled how I’ve made mention on Facebook to my friend community there my own interest in […] 0

Everyone has a hobby. Mine is fragrance.

Posted on October 24, 2010

When thinking about how to approach this post, I’ve recalled how I’ve made mention on Facebook to my friend community there my own interest in […]

(The conclusion of a series on how retailing misses the customer message) In the last installment, I mentioned some key differentiators between the low-end and […] 0

Retail 101 (Part Five): Why quality matters.

Posted on August 27, 2010

(The conclusion of a series on how retailing misses the customer message) In the last installment, I mentioned some key differentiators between the low-end and […]

In the last installment, I left off proposing a question: How does a retailer know who or what it is? If the “Great Recession” has […] 0

Retail 101 (Part Four): Our identity in the market

Posted on August 26, 2010

In the last installment, I left off proposing a question: How does a retailer know who or what it is? If the “Great Recession” has […]

Working in retail is perhaps one of the world’s crappiest jobs, and I should know.  One of my first jobs while I was in college […] 0

Retail 101 (Part Three): Who’s the customer?

Posted on August 24, 2010

Working in retail is perhaps one of the world’s crappiest jobs, and I should know.  One of my first jobs while I was in college […]

I have in my closet two Paisley patterned ties.  One of those I adore, but it’s an insanely expensive piece that I wear only gingerly […] 0

I’m bringing Paisley back if it kills me…

Posted on August 21, 2010

I have in my closet two Paisley patterned ties.  One of those I adore, but it’s an insanely expensive piece that I wear only gingerly […]