Category Archives: Art

L’Étrier d’Hermès: My Stirrupy Sweet Love Affair With Galop d’Hermès

In the process of explaining how I ended up buying what is probably one of the most well-known yet less commonly owned fragrances in my collection, it is my hope to do all of the following: (1) Give readers a … Continue reading

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kaffeeklatsch!

I view the health of public discourse by an interesting metric.  Can I make a good-natured joke about Donald Trump in the fragrance world – one with deep knowing humor on many levels to all sides – and only minimally … Continue reading

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Sikkim Grlz

I don’t think that I understood the whole Lush / Gorilla Perfumes concept until yesterday.  That’s when I smelled one of their earlier entries – Sikkim Girls – for the first time. I was immediately transported back to a head-shop in … Continue reading

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Four Dudes, a Classy Dame, and a Boozy Babe

….OTHERWISE known as Field Notes from Cowtown – this week’s ruberrific report on my spectacular sniffing experiences, out in the real world of designer fragrance, in the malls of flyover country. But first, a message from our sponsor’s required movie of … Continue reading

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Cultural Capitalism: Fear and Loathing in the Perfume Aisle at Macy’s

….an abstract symphonic post, in which, by a Kansas tornado of antideconstuctive disestablishmentarianism, we consider the fragrant origins of Donald Trump’s cultural counter-insurgency, mostly by way of stream-of-subconsciousness, non-snob reviews of Trump’s two modern scents, Success and Empire. prelude When Donald Trump announced that … Continue reading

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Luca’s Rose Garden

Today, we sniff the great and near-mythical fragrance, Shiseido Nombre Noir.  This fragrance, which was, for a long time, the favorite fragrance of perfume critic Luca Turin, is something of a legend in the fragrance community.  I consider it an … Continue reading

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Cuir d’Iris: Pierre the Purse Snatcher

Panic turns to joy Pierre didn’t steal her purse Just its quiet song _______________________ Noses:  http://www.basenotes.net/ID26129765.html Fragrance:  http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/section/1/item/34531/brand/Parfumerie_Generale/Private_Collection%3A_Cuir_d%27Iris.html

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