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THE DANDIES : : : ARSENE LUPIN LE DANDY by GUERLAIN (2010) + AURORA by CHARLES WONG (2018)

                  The D is something of a dandy, and recently we re-discovered that we even had a perfume of that name in the collection that we had totally forgotten about :  “Arsene … Continue reading

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THE DANDY

THE DANDY.

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THE DANDY

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            Charles Baudelaire categorized the dandy as a man who has ‘no profession other than elegance….no other status but that of cultivating the idea of beauty in their own…

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THE DANDY

            Charles Baudelaire categorized the dandy as a man who has ‘no profession other than elegance….no other status but that of cultivating the idea of beauty in their own person. The dandy must aspire to … Continue reading

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VIOLET AMBROSIA by MANDY AFTEL (2020)

I got an email out of the blue recently with this photo from my friend A in London (she works in the Houses Of Parliament and doesn’t like to be identified), saying : “I blame you”. There was a photo … Continue reading

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MOUCHOIR DE MONSIEUR by GUERLAIN (1904)

      I picked up a bottle of Guerlain’s classic Mouchoir De Monsieur the other day for thirty dollars: I could not resist. Although I remember smelling this Belle Époque ‘gentleman’s cologne’ at least three decades ago, probably down … Continue reading

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WHAT PERFUME TO WEAR TO A WEDDING? – RADIANT TUBEROSE by JIMMY CHOO SEDUCTION COLLECTION (2020) + PASHA PARFUM by CARTIER (2020)

                    I have been to a fair number of weddings in my time and I sometimes enjoy them. I have never, I must say though, considered going to one in the … Continue reading

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THE SECOND (AND THIRD AND FOURTH) TIME AROUND : : CORIOLAN by GUERLAIN (1998) + EAU DE MINTHE by DIPTYQUE (2019) +AENOTUS by PUREDISTANCE (2019)

                          Masculinity, like any socially enforced identity, can be exhausting. Rupaul’s popular assertion that  ‘we are all born naked, and the rest is drag‘, holds quite a lot … Continue reading

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PINK EVIDENCE : : some of my recent trials and travails…..(sigh)… + + HERVE GAMBS COLOGNES INTENSE COLLECTION (DOMAINE DU CAP; HOTEL RIVIERA; LA BAIE DES ANGES) ++ EAUX DE PARFUM (BOIS DAHMAN; INFUSION NOIRE; OMBRE SAUVAGE) ++PARFUMS COUTURE COLLECTION (COUP DE GRACE ; HOTEL PARTICULIER; JARDIN PRIVE + ROUGE CARDINAL) ++ new!! PINK EVIDENCE (2017)

            Right now I am overwhelmed. I haven’t been writing, because I can’t (even now) – this term has been utterly exhausting physically and mentally and I sometimes feel that I am going under. Not … Continue reading

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VIOLETS by BERDOUES, BORSARI, PENHALIGONS, BROSSEAU

    “As violets so be I recluse and sweet”   (‘Who hath despised the day of small things?’ Rossetti)   This is the legacy… Source: VIOLETS by BERDOUES, BORSARI, PENHALIGONS, BROSSEAU

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