HOW CAN IT BE

THAT ‘SCENT AND SUBVERSION (DECODING A CENTURY OF PROVOCATIVE PERFUME’), A BOOK I HAD WANTED TO READ MORE THAN ANY OTHER, HAS JUST WINGED ITS WAY ACROSS THE WORLD FROM SOMEWHERE TO ME, FROM SOMEONE, AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHO THE SENDER IS.

 

I LOVE MY LIFE

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22 responses to “HOW CAN IT BE

  1. Renee Stout

    I’m happy for you. I have the book and I really enjoyed being able to read about all of the vintages I love (and have) and learning about others that I need to seek out.

  2. Marina

    How wonderful!

  3. What a wonderful surprise for you–most especially on a shitty day. I love it when that happens!

  4. Sally M

    How wonderful. The sleuth in me says to look at what country it came from – that would narrow down the mystery 🙂 It is a great book indeed – scads of info that I haven’t seen in any others and written in a very “personable” way.

  5. Sounds like the donor was someone delightfully subversive in their own right? I bought this book on Amazon – it is gracing my nightstand and you have reminded me to actually take a look at it!

  6. Katy

    What a wonderful surprise. I bought that book at work the very day it came in! It is a lovely thing.

  7. Dearest Ginza
    It has been because it can….
    (Calls The Dandy Yoda, no?)
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

  8. Lilybelle

    I borrowed that book from my local library. I love all the vintage ads in it. Some of them are hilarious, some are beautiful, some are just odd. How lovely to get a present from a mystery giver! I once received a Toulouse Lautrec poster from someone unknown to me to this day.

    • Wonderful. How was it delivered? Just left on the doorstep? Sent by post? From within America?

      • Lilybelle

        It was in a long tube so must have come to the doorstep. It was hand addressed to me in ink, and the return address was a post office box number in Kansas, or maybe Kentucky — where I know NOT a soul. Very odd! My husband swears to this day that he didn’t order it. Nobody I asked knew anything about it. It just turned up one day. It was the Divan Japonais poster. I had it framed and hung it in the dining room.

      • I love such mysteries, but this one IS really strange.
        How?

  9. How wonderful…! Like magic from OZ or something.

  10. Veritas

    Isn’t the book amazing? And having an honorable mention in the acknowledgements floored me!

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