It’s roasting hot outside. But we are going up to Tokyo in a minute to explore some very real perfumed possibilities (a whole line of ‘recycle boutiques’ along the Chuo Line).


Last week I failed with my scent – my rich coconut /white flower combinations quickly smelled vile in the heat of Yokohama, and so today I am going for a darker, stronger, vetiver/blackberry melange to last the day and resonate through the sweat: Roja Dove Vetiver eau de parfum (classical, dusky) + Roja Dove Elysium (a peppery, fruity, very masculine vetiver with a plummish undertone); Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp and Haitian Vetiver lotion, from New Orleans throughout the body;  L’Artisan Parfumeur Mure et Musc Extreme on the wrists, as well as Roger Et Gallet Cologne Imperiale for improvisation – (a lemony blackberry cologne that blends very well with the others I am wearing as a top up spritz). Plus, essential, scented ‘ice sheets’ from Japanese maker Gatsby (they have the summer relief technology down pat for the panting population): mentholated wet wipes very popular here that slice through the grime and leave you feeling fresh and ice popsicle as a futuristic blackcurrant.



I am ready.














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  1. MrsDalloway

    Tally ho! Looking forward to reports, if you don’t get deported first…

  2. How did it go? How are your legs holding up?

  3. You are so fragrantly ready. Let the perfume hunting begin!

  4. I hope the day yielded some fabulous fragrant treasures. You will have to let us know.
    We are thinking of trying to visit Tokyo in either September or next spring. I do hope when I am there you will be up for a jaunt to some of your favorite haunts.

  5. MrsDalloway

    Hope everything is going well. Just wanted to report I found a full bottle of vintage Nocturnes on eBay – it arrived this morning. Haven’t had a chance to wear it properly (I put on a squirt but it’s being outpunched by three of Cuir X which got there first) – seems really lovely though.

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