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A STAIRCASE JASMINE: : : ROUTE D’EMERAUDE by ISABEY (2012)

                    Jasmines come in all shapes and sizes :  svelte, buxom, overloaded, even coy. Usually, though, they keep their jasminisms clear : “Je suis jasmin” , “ Io sono gelsomino” –  … Continue reading

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CORPSES FOR HALLOWEEN: ROUTE DU VETIVER by MAITRE PARFUMEUR ET GANTIER (1988) + EARTHWORM by DEMETER

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        My first thought on trying Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier’s Route Du Vetiver, one Autumn fine day in London, was                      …

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CORPSES FOR HALLOWEEN: ROUTE DU VETIVER by MAITRE PARFUMEUR ET GANTIER (1988) + EARTHWORM by DEMETER

        My first thought on trying Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier’s Route Du Vetiver, one Autumn fine day in London, was                                   … Continue reading

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ENGLISH EDUCATION IN JAPAN

Me on Zoom yesterday Me at home watching The Fury in our upstairs videotheque on Sunday, but how I actually FELT doing English interviews all day yesterday. It is no secret that while most Japanese high school and university students … Continue reading

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THE PERSIAN RUGS OF BELGRAVIA : : XANDRIA, X’IAN, BYZANCE, TANGER, LEVANT + INDUS by ORMONDE JAYNE (2020)

The new Silk Route Collection by London-based Ormonde Jayne is a very Anglified, crisp and clean collection of perfumes based on the trans-Asian route of historical lore from the Middle East, India, China and beyond but only lightly; without the … Continue reading

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VICARIOUS TRAVEL : : : : : : 5th AVENUE + SLOAN STREET + VIA VENETO +AVENUE MONTAIGNE by STRADA PARFUMERIE (2020)

              No one can travel anywhere now, except domestically. In Japan we are not even supposed to do that: to cross into other prefectures. Some have taken to ‘online travel’. I can’t be bothered. … Continue reading

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DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES…………ROSE TROCADERO by LE JARDIN RETROUVÉ (2016) +ROSE ETOILE DE HOLLANDE by MONA DI ORIO (2012) + TA’IF ELIXIR + DAMASK by ORMONDE JAYNE (2020)

                            I have just three work days left. And I couldn’t be happier to spend three weeks at home in Kamakura writing, reading, taking secret trips to … Continue reading

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                  It goes without saying that it is difficult for all of us to completely think straight right now in these times of escalating infection and lockdowns. I am also wondering about … Continue reading

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PEACHY AND KEEN AND HAPPY AS LARRY : : : : : : : : : WHITE ZAGARA by THE DIFFERENT COMPANY (2013)

                          Peach is not a note I often reach for. Though there are peach notes in the obvious classics: Femme De Rochas, Mitsouko, those are chypre peaches. I … Continue reading

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