WHAT I WORE ON SATURDAY NIGHT……..LA ROSE DE ROSINE by LES PARFUMS DE ROSINE; PARACHUTE FOR MEN; BAKHOOR AL ARAIS by SWISS ARABIAN

HOW THIS SCENT STARVED PATIENT LONGS FOR NIGHTS LIKE THIS

The Black Narcissus

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There is nothing like getting ready to go out. I have loved it ever since I was a teenager. From the excited first time I went to a school disco, to the cinema with my friends; to just cycling round the block, or the nervous exhilaration of a house party, I have always been one to luxuriate in the process. Long, long baths ( I can let myself stay in for two hours if I don’t notice the clock); clothes washed and neutrally nice-smelling in advance; bath and hair products coincided with deliberation (how many a scented outfit is ruined by someone’s wrongly chosen, overly strongly fragranced shampoo / conditioner or an overly resonous synthetic fabric conditioner?)

No, you have to think about it all, get it all right in order, then, to have that delectable sensation of going out into the night smelling good, when you know full well…

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