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November 3, 2016

"Perfumes I Love" — Luca Turin Weighs In


The incomparable Turin, perhaps the greatest perfume expert in the world, has offered his thoughts and observations on scent here since April of this year.


He wrote earlier this month: "I am moving on to new and exciting things in work and writing and have to make choices on how I spend my time and energy. Perfume must take a back seat. Thank you all for the support and encouragement. Bye for now."


November 3, 2016 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Matryomin Theremin in Matryoshka — Russian Doll Instrument by Masami Takeuchi


From the website:



As used in a recent new Guinness World Record theremin music concert!

The Matryomin QT is the latest creation of Japanese thereminist Masami Takeuchi.

It consists of a miniature pitch-only theremin encased in a beautiful handmade matryoshka doll made in Russia especially for the Matryomin.

Because each Matryomin is handmade, they are all different, but each of the QT models are similar in theme.

To play, simply turn it on and use your hands to manipulate the sound without ever touching it!

After some practice, the Matryomin makes a great addition to studios, live shows, or just around the house.

Features and Details:

• Easy to open

• 8.5"H x 3.9"Ø

• Weight: 18 oz.

• Internal speaker

• Uses 4 AA batteries

• Low and High audio outputs

• Instructions: Japanese (but easy to understand)



November 3, 2016 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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