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s o f t l o v e : michelle by balenciaga (1979)

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? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? I love scents with hidden facets; secret folds; a sense of nether, and this obscure scent from Balenciaga’s disco-age is one such creation. A boudoir:…

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THE HUNGER: : : MICHELLE by BALENCIAGA (1979)

                      I love scents with hidden facets; secret folds; a sense of nether, and this obscure scent from Balenciaga’s disco-age is one such creation. A boudoir: The Hunger: Susan Sarandon tumbling in … Continue reading

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SOMETIMES A MAN’S GOTTA DO WHAT A MAN’S GOTTA DO

                    Is it sacrilege to dilute a parfum?           Maybe – I do think so,  but I had this Michelle, you see – Balenciaga, in vintage parfum, … Continue reading

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the proof is in the parfum

      I went to my friend Zubeyde’s house in Tokyo the other night to discuss a new project: an online vintage perfume boutique where we could share our beautiful Japanese flea market treasures with the world at fair … Continue reading

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FOUR TUBEROSES : : : : LES NOMBRES D’OR TUBEREUSE by MONA DI ORIO (2011) + HONOUR WOMAN by AMOUAGE (2011) + BLU by BRUNO ACAMPORA (1974) + SENSUAL TUBEROSE by BOIS 1920 ART COLLECTION (2013)

                                        I learned a lot from the real tuberose flowers I encountered last year in Indonesia. Mainly, that the slovenly, skirt-hitched, snow-white … Continue reading

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PACO RABANNE METAL (1979) : CHAMPAGNE JACUZZIS, BIANCA; BUBBLE-FOAMed ECSTACY, AND THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO

                                                                    This week I find myself deeply … Continue reading

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I KNOW YOU WANT ME: DIORLING by CHRISTIAN DIOR (1963)

            A very rare find, my eyes almost popped out on stalks of amazement when I saw Diorling standing there impassively and forlorn, neglected by perfume-blind passersby at the Sunday Shinagawa flea market. Didn’t the … Continue reading

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ANGEL DUST: TAMANGO / LEONARD (1977)

Lithe; draped in white fur (clean body underneath), Tamango is an insidious, feminine, disco smell; very much of its era (the YSL Rive Gauche 70s), but despite (because of?) its obscurity, lovely.  At the tiny Leonard boutique in Paris a … Continue reading

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