MORPHINE IN THE MOUNTAINS……..MUST DE CARTIER PARFUM (I98I) + OLIVE FLOWERS by MADINI (2OI0) + INIEZIONE DI MORFINA by PECCATO ORIGINALE (20I3)

Off on the train up here again. Perhaps the hot springs in the mountains and the art will soothe body and spirit.

The Black Narcissus

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morphine in the mountains

I sometimes try to bypass, in vain, the cliché of perfumes being seasonal. I am still using small amounts of my favoured Summer by Kenzo on my white workshirts, in the desperate and futile attempt to prolong August and July (even Japanese late September could pass for the hottest English summer day),  with its lovely, gentle, almond-milk mimosa powdery seaspray smell that does kind of work, kind of, when the sun is out and the soft, sandalwood emanations come out of me clean and homely – but it smells preposterous in the rain, and there has been a lot of that; the lack of genuine, pure and searing heat, such as we get here in August, and which I adore – makes the top notes seem most synthetic, like bleach. Already all my jasmines, ylang ylangs and white flowers seem inexorably wrong – I can’t even touch them, let alone…

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