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AND HER TINY MOUTH PUKED: : ::: : : : : : POUPEE…………………………by ROCHAS

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Poupee was a peculiar little oddity that was released and quickly disappeared by the house of Rochas in 2004.

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Liking the bottle and the box one day when coming across it browsing in the cheap-end bargain bin perfume section of some Japanese supermarket, I just couldn’t help reaching into my pocket, unsmelled, and buying it (that textural, felt orange flacon cap is really quite appealing to me). I also bought another one for my friend Claire just for good measure (‘Thanks for the er…….bizarre and insane little perfume’, I think she wrote in a letter sent sometime afterwards…..’I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it’.)

Neither were most people, apparently. Failing on the US market immediately because of the name (no-one seemed to know that it signified doll, and imagined instead that it evoked something more akin to ‘droppings’ or ‘doo-doo’),   this sweet, and pink-laced little creation was…

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THE DEADLIEST RUSSIAN POISONED PERFUME BOTTLE

 

 

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Oh. My. God.

 

 

 

Novichok, the poison that was smuggled into the UK to kill Russian ex-double agents (but ended up killing an innocent bystander) was carried inside a NINA RICCI PERFUME BOTTLE.

 

 

 

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/planes-trains-and-fake-perfume-how-novichok-arrived-in-britain-1.1133535

 

 

 

 

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The sheer horror of it: finding an abandoned ‘perfume bottle’ in a charity bin, giving it to your partner, and then letting her unknowingly spray on a lethal nerve agent, directly onto the skin (she died a week later…).

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PATRICK SUSKIND’S PERFUME BECOMES A REALITY

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According to an article I read in the newspaper the other day, it seems that it will soon be possible, at a price, to bottle the scent of our loved ones. Our deceased, dead, loved ones.

A French fragrance company has  devised a way to steep their scent – from clothes, their pillows and sheets they have slept in – extract the unique smell; and capture that fragrance, peculiar to the person alone, in a perfume.

I’m not quite sure how I feel about this. We all know how searingly evocative smell (and perfume) can be in its associative power to bring a person momentarily back to life or make the absent present – and I of course understand perfectly how the poignant smell of an unwashed item of clothing, or a used and unlaundered pillow case could be heart-piercingly painful when inhaled in a moment of grief: the desire…

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“THE SURF ZOMBIES”: : : : PROBABLY THE MOST POPULAR PERFUME OF ALL TIME IN JAPAN……. INSENSE ULTRAMARINE by GIVENCHY : : : : (1994 – present, in annual Japanese remixes)

 

 

Today I am writing about oceanics.

Do any of you like any marine scents I need to know about?

 

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