Tag Archives: L’Air de Rien

Chintz, Tea, and Civilized Discourse

There is something to be said for homogeneity.  Most of us never achieve it.  You can’t tell, when you enter our houses, or see our gardens, or our perfume collections or for that matter our clothes, that a single, organized … Continue reading

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Prince of Cats

Treat or claw, Smell my paw, Give me something Good to gnaw! (my daughter’s verse composed for Trick or Treating Cats) You may have read that oakmoss, that dark extract that lends Chypres their  swarthy good looks is on its … Continue reading

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That’s Another Fine Bottle You’ve Gotten Me Into

To misquote the immortal Oliver Hardy, who was generally accusing his comedy partner Stan Laurel of being the prime instigator of their continual disasters.  With me, it’s my brain. Why? Because my Brain thinks it’s intelligent. The Brain thinks it’s … Continue reading

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The Black Orchid Underground

There is something internally subversive about the productions of Tom Ford.  He is so charming and so practiced in the seduction techniques he uses on his public that it is almost camp.  Every Tom Ford perfume has something about its … Continue reading

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