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A Deconsecrated Church: An Open Letter To “Queen” Plus Review of Etat Libre d’Orange Rossy de Palma

Dear “Queen,” You are not Queen without Freddie Mercury. No one is Queen without Freddie Mercury. Mr. May, I used to have the utmost respect for you. After all, you are the only person in the entire world that I … Continue reading

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The White Queen: House of Matriarch Coco Blanc Review and Draw on Cafleurebon

If the winter’s been treating you poorly, it’s time to check out my review of House of Matriarch’s Coco Blanc over on Cafleurebon, along with a draw for 3.3 ml of this precious nectar open to readers worldwide. I’ll be … Continue reading

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Red Carpet Redux/Grammy “Style” Swag Bag Draw

Red carpet moments come few and far between for most of us who inhabit the real world, though I’ve had a couple of them because of the industries I’ve worked in (I was part of a team that won a … Continue reading

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In Memory Of Maeme (Happy Hanukah With A Full Bottle Draw of Jovoy Les Jeux Sont Faits on Cafleurebon)

  I haven’t seen her since 1974 but she had one of the most profound effects of anyone in my life.  I remember her voice, and her scent (lilac), and most of all her hand gripping mine tightly to make … Continue reading

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On Exclusivity (Plus Review of Pierre Guillaume L’Oiseau de Nuit with Giveaway)

Most of you probably already know this, but last week Slumberhouse introduced a very special limited edition that sold out in preorder overnight.  The fragrance is called Zahd, only 125 bottles will be produced, and it will never exist again after … Continue reading

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A Place Up The Country (Imaginary Authors Cape Heartache Review)

When I was a kid, my grandparents had a place in the country.  I use the word “place” to be deliberately vague for the opposite reason that rich people refer to their mansions as cottages.  Specifically what they had was … Continue reading

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A Return To Glamour And A Glamorous Drawing (Jardins d’Ecrivains La Dame Aux Camelias, Etat Libre d’Orange Putain des Palaces)

It’s an elusive topic to define, but we all recognize it when we see it.  It’s something our mothers and grandmothers found accessible on a daily basis, and yet it seems to slip out of the hands of even the … Continue reading

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