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Asking the difference niche and non-niche implies that we understand an important definition: Niche, itself. What defines a niche fragrance? 3

Op-Ed: De-mystifying niche fragrances (versus everything else).

Posted on June 1, 2013

Asking the difference niche and non-niche implies that we understand an important definition: Niche, itself. What defines a niche fragrance?

Is Le Labo a creative experiment in niche perfumery, or simply a clever method of production/marketing/inventory management? 4

Le Labo: Observations and Points of View

Posted on February 28, 2013

Is Le Labo a creative experiment in niche perfumery, or simply a clever method of production/marketing/inventory management?

As men become bigger consumers of fragrance, they often encounter sticker-shock and a serious question: Why spend hundreds of dollars for perfume? 1

Answering the Question: Why spend hundreds of dollars for perfume?

Posted on February 12, 2013

As men become bigger consumers of fragrance, they often encounter sticker-shock and a serious question: Why spend hundreds of dollars for perfume?

Now that this year has come to a close, it’s time to share our somewhat subjective view of the Best & Worst Fragrances of 2011.  […] 3

Best & Worst Fragrances of 2011

Posted on December 30, 2011

Now that this year has come to a close, it’s time to share our somewhat subjective view of the Best & Worst Fragrances of 2011.  […]

Duty-Free fragrances: Buy at your own risk. After a couple of trips recently through airports and seeing some questions bantered back and forth on public […] 0

Duty-Free fragrances: Buy at your own risk.

Posted on December 21, 2011

Duty-Free fragrances: Buy at your own risk. After a couple of trips recently through airports and seeing some questions bantered back and forth on public […]

Given that our readers have most likely noticed that a high percentage of our content focuses on niche fragrances that aren’t common or don’t receive wide coverage […] 0

Why niche? The focus on covering niche fragrances.

Posted on December 15, 2011

Given that our readers have most likely noticed that a high percentage of our content focuses on niche fragrances that aren’t common or don’t receive wide coverage […]

Let’s start with one over-arching statement:  This is an article about a perfumer who touts unabashedly that one of his creations is “The Most Expensive […] 0

Clive Christian’s “C” and “X”: If price were no option…

Posted on August 30, 2011

Let’s start with one over-arching statement:  This is an article about a perfumer who touts unabashedly that one of his creations is “The Most Expensive […]

I made a recent comment using the above quotation, and in it I requested people to provide comment:  Mostly, people understood the concept when I […] 0

I’m not rich enough to afford cheap things.

Posted on August 21, 2011

I made a recent comment using the above quotation, and in it I requested people to provide comment:  Mostly, people understood the concept when I […]

(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 […]