Unfortunately, Farouche has become a necessity. ‘Unfortunately’ : because it was long discontinued and is something of a rarity, and because now I need a stable and regular supply.
It is so beautiful. Of all the woody aldehydes , it is possibly the most understated, subtle, elegant, ‘difficult’; moody. The most androgynous. And possibly the most poetic.
It has been a slow burner. And it is certainly not sexy on me. But I find it immensely calming and dignifying; and the bottle you see above is now down to a low third.
We are going out to Yokohama tomorrow, where in one particular shop, locked away in a glass cabinet in a basement antique place near the sea, I know for sure that there is a long untouched vintage parfum.