Category Archives: News and politics

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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Going Postal: Addressing the Perfume Mailability Problem at USPS with Technology

I will admit that I’ve been a merciless critic of the USPS in regard to fragrance mailability.  When it was pointed out to me on Basenotes that it is far easier to mail fragrances in China – as in RED … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Hinoki Oh

This post was inspired by the amazing and unique Comme des Garçons fragrance Monocle Scent One: Hinoki.  Everything you are about to read is true.  As determined by a secret court that you cannot question, using secret law that you … Continue reading

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Who Put LSD In My SdV?

Ah, the beauty of the amide group – that little bit of organic chemical functionality that turns Element 6 with Valence 4 into beautiful things like Carl Sagans, who say BILLIONS AND BILLIONS until we sigh about the beauty of … Continue reading

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Malaga à l’Aube

I had fully intended to use my once-in-a-lifetime trip to Andalusia to do some extreme perfume reviewing.  In the end, I suppose I did.  It just didn’t turn out as expected.  And that, I suppose, is the fundamental beauty of … Continue reading

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Land of the Lost

The NSA are not, apparently, the only people keeping an archive of the internet’s past.  There is also web.archive.org, a.k.a. The WayBack Machine. Using this wondrous technological device, I was able to uncover a bunch of deleted blog posts from … Continue reading

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New Dior Homme. I Mean The Dude.

And here is the news.   And here and here and here.   Looks like that R. Patz guy is gonna be helping out Jude Law, who TO ME will always be the face of Dior Homme.  But what the heck.  … Continue reading

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