My latest post on Now Smell This is a review of three fragrances with violet notes: House of Cherry Bomb Iris Oud, Alchemologie Nethermead, and Régime des Fleurs Willows.
You can read it here.
My latest post on Now Smell This is a review of Eau Capitale, the newest fragrance from Diptyque.
You can read it here.
Do you watch “Schitt’s Creek”? I have to admit that it didn’t really grab my interest, initially…but then I went back and gave it a second try. It’s turned out to be an acquired taste for me.
Speaking of taste, this easy-to-miss line of rapid dialogue in the “Turkey Shoot” episode is the kind of moment that the show does so well…
Happy 2020 and Year of the Rat! I’m doing this list a little later in the month than usual. What have you been up to lately?
Reading: Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser.
Audio: I just realized that WNYC’s “American Standards” has a streaming channel. How did I not know this?!
Video: Season 3 of The Crown. Some really outstanding actors in this season, including the ones who portray Prince Charles and Princess Anne.
If you’re a regular reader here, you’ll already know that I’ve been making the most of the exhibition “The World of Anna Sui” at the Museum of Arts and Design by visiting the show multiple times and attending related lectures and films.
On December 7th I went up to MAD for “The Art of an Anna Sui Scent,” a conversation between Anna Sui and perfumer Jérome Epinette. Here are a few photos and notes from that event…
My husband and I recently watched Season 1 of The Mandalorian (highly recommended!) and we enjoyed Amy Sedaris’s guest appearance as Peli Motto, a spacecraft mechanic who ends up temporarily caring for “Baby Yoda.”
Watching Amy just for a few minutes, and remembering how much I like her work, made me wonder what her taste in perfume might be…
On February 10, I’ll be giving a short talk at Caveat NYC for SASS‘s February event, Love Stinks.
My talk is titled “Aphrodite’s Aromas” and it’s a look back at several legends of love, lust, and scent. You can find further details and a link to registration here on the SASS Tumblr!
Image: William Blake Richmond, Venus and Anchises, 1889-90.