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RIVE GAUCHE by YVES SAINT LAURENT (1970)

I am craving a new vintage Calandre parfum at the moment, but I do love this one as well                         via RIVE GAUCHE by YVES SAINT LAURENT (1970)

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November 23, 2018 · 10:34 am

FOUGERES AND THE BABE MAGNETS: Classics and otherwise in The Ladykillers’ Hall Of Fame………. featuring Kouros, Aramis, Paco Rabanne Pour Homme, Fahrenheit, Green Irish Tweed, Tsar, Drakkar Noir, Antaeus, Jazz, Platinum Egoïste, Azzaro Pour Homme, Safari, Cerruti 1881, Rive Gauche Pour Homme, Polo, others……

    AND WHILE WE ARE ON THE SUBJECT OF LADY KILLERS…….           Source: FOUGERES AND THE BABE MAGNETS: Classics and otherwise in The Ladykillers’ Hall Of Fame………. featuring Kouros, Aramis, Paco Rabanne Pour Homme, Fahrenheit, … Continue reading

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RIVE GAUCHE by YVES SAINT LAURENT (1970)

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? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? “There she goes, the independent woman. The girl who’s so contemporary –  she’s having too much fun to…

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FOUGERES AND THE BABE MAGNETS: Classics and otherwise in The Ladykillers’ Hall Of Fame………. featuring Kouros, Aramis, Paco Rabanne Pour Homme, Fahrenheit, Green Irish Tweed, Tsar, Drakkar Noir, Antaeus, Jazz, Platinum Egoïste, Azzaro Pour Homme, Safari, Cerruti 1881, Rive Gauche Pour Homme, Polo, others……

                    The Black Narcissus, like most contemporary perfume writing, takes the stance that there is no gender in scent. That such thinking is an outmoded, and very limiting approach to fragrancing … Continue reading

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RIVE GAUCHE by YVES SAINT LAURENT (1970)

                                  “There she goes, the independent woman. The girl who’s so contemporary –  she’s having too much fun to marry”     ………..”Nothing like the … Continue reading

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SHUT UP AND DRIVE: CALANDRE by PACO RABANNE (1969)

                                    In his day,  Paco Rabanne was the Clockwork Orange of fashion: an iconoclast smashing the past;  futuristic, sci-fi; metal-fixated. The brief given to … Continue reading

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NIGHTCLUBBING: : GIVENCHY III (1970) + DIORESSENCE by CHRISTIAN DIOR (1979) + J’AI OSE by GUY LAROCHE (1978)

        It is fascinating to consider the survivors of the 1970’s. Some perfumes just had too much of a hook, formed too much of an emotional link in fragrance-wearing minds to be let go, even in reformulated, … 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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SEVENTEEN THINGS I HAVE REALIZED IN HOSPITAL ( vol. 5)

12. I don’t need alcohol, but I will I haven’t been this sober since I was fifteen. Two months with no alcohol, and I haven’t missed it. I haven’t wanted it either, just the occasional slight pang when friends have … Continue reading

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HIDDEN: : GEM (1987) , VAN CLEEF (1993) + MISS ARPELS (1994) by VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

          Some perfume houses (Chanel, Guerlain, Caron, Hermès) have a uniformity of style  -such that even when you might not take to certain scents in the range personally, at heart you still feel that there is … Continue reading

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