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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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TWO PERFUMES FOR TYPHOON NO 19: ANTONIA by PUREDISTANCE (2010) + NOTE VANILLE by MICALLEF (2008)

              Typhoons and earthquakes are two natural phenomena you have to accept and get used to if you choose to make this country your borrowed home. Somehow, many of us do: despite the frustrations, … Continue reading

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‘Those are pearls that were his eyes: nothing of him that doth fade, but doth suffer a sea-change; into something rich and strange………………’ SALARIUM + V from THE PERFUME LIBRARY by LUSH (2019) + UNDA MARIS from the Extrait De Musique collection by FILIPPO SORCINELLI (2018)

                        Last Saturday I attended the opening of the new Lush megastore in Shinjuku, busiest station in the world; a throng of people darting and threading (to be more … Continue reading

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THE FOUNTAIN (part two)

        Just for some contextualization,  lest I be seen as bashing the country I ( kind of ) call home.(I don’t want to be misunderstood….)         Although I meant and mean every word that … Continue reading

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THE PERFUME FOUNTAIN

        Meandering in Meguro, Tokyo, yesterday – an area we don’t know – in the hot sun, the first full day of summer, the pounding light         we came across an exhibition by an … Continue reading

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rotting datura

    How nice to have a weekend free after surviving six days on the trot :; yesterday at home with wine and cooking and an 80’s kitchen disco, blissfully listening to all those old 12” singles we lugged at … Continue reading

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THE ANODYNE ANONYMITY :::: :::: ‘LES EXCLUSIFS DE CHANEL’ 1957 (2019)

    As I waited for the assistant to spray some of the new Chanel at the boutique in Yokohama’s Takashimaya ( for a more in depth ‘introduction’ to the themes and concepts of the perfume I would have had … Continue reading

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GENTLE FLUIDITY by MAISON FRANCIS KURKDIJIAN (2019)

          On Thursday night we went to a Vietnamese dance and acrobatics show at the Opera House Saigon. Climbing the red carpet behind behind a European couple, I caught their joint sillage. It was exactly like all … Continue reading

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