This from Cool news: Amsterdam artists Lernert & Sander took "a tiny sample of each little scent and spinoff
fragrance that was new in 2012 and that they could obtain" and "poured
it into one large 1.5-liter bottle." Naturally, they named their
creation Everything perfume So,
what does Everything smell like? According to Eric, "It smelled, at
first whiff, of strawberries mixed with salt, along with hints of
baseball mitt and hair spray. And tuberose, yes. And licorice and fresh
paint. And musk and rotten peaches and honeysuckle and basil and soap."
Others compared it to Chanel or Shalimar, suggesting that "many
fragrances today use the most historically successful ones as reference
The point, says Lernert, is "why do you need 1,400 new scents a year?" Indeed, as Eric notes, "the number of fragrances introduced annually ... is increasing at a startling pace, as manufacturers seek to tempt shoppers with blends engineered for daytime or nighttime or bedtime, or summer or fall, or just to suit whatever music is playing on your iPod. Nearly four new scents are born every day." For the person who has everything, a bottle of Everything sells for about $39,000. ~ Tim Manners, editor.