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Deborah

Thanks for the heads (nose?) up, Cornflower. Ellena has created some exquisite perfumes, especially for Hermes. I'm a fan of his L'Eau d'Hiver (Frederic Malle boutique) too, in all its white strangeness. This is a must-read for me!

Cornflower

I was thinking of you as I was reading the blurb, Deborah! So far I've only just dipped into it, but the diary entries are very varied and fascinating - there's a lot to make the reader think.

Dark Puss

By curious coincidence on my flight back from Boston last night I was reading a short article in The Baffler Vol 19 where the perfumer Yosh Han was asked to create a scent for readers of that polemical magazine. I thought it had some quotable parts; here's one:

Bergamot

I find the intellectual tends to not be so perfume-y. They don't really like floral frgrances, and they don't like anything too dense, but they also don't like anything too happy. There's a sense of pragmatism, a sense of challenge.
Cornflower

Thankyou, DP, from what I've read of the book so far, it too has many quotable parts.

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