View RSS Feed

All Blog Entries

  1. Ditties of No Tone

    "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Which is fun for the beholder; but what about the owner, the tenant? Nicola wondered whether she'd ever had a minute's pleasure from it. Even at sixteen, when you’re excitedly realizing what you’ve got (and imagining that it will last forever), you’re still noticing what you haven’t got, and will never get. Beauty’s hand is ever at its lips, bidding adieu. Yes, but bidding adieu in the mirror."

    (Martin Amis, London Fields)
    ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  2. Smells & Fragrances

    This post is from my blog at jamesdennard.com

    I have paid attention to the smells around me from a young age. The honeysuckle at the edge where our yard ended and the woods beside my childhood home began; the smell of the grass just after it had been mowed and after a rain; dirt and mud- all these are smells in nature that I carry from childhood. My mother is a very good cook, and many childhood memories are tied to spending time in the kitchen with her and enjoying the aromas of ...
    Tags: fragrances
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  3. Question on pure havane

    Quote Originally Posted by baswagga View Post
    Hi I've heard a lot of good things about pure havane but I have also heard it's a more mature fragrance is also haven't been able to sample it yet so I'd be blind buying it I'm also a senior in high school if that matters, I also like A*men and ToF
    My question is would it be a good buy or not? Thanks!
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  4. Things I have learned, or not

    Wearing perfumes has clued me in to a few of my own physical peculiarities (no embarrassing content to follow). One, which I already knew, is that I don't have an especially good sense of smell. Being male (in later middle age moreover, and with a history of sinus complaints) is no doubt part of the problem. Still, I'm far from anosmic--it's more that my nose's sensitivity is fitful, unpredictable. Some days--some hours, even--are good, others bad.

    Secondly, it seems that my skin ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  5. "The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel."

    For those old enough to remember broadcast TV, the opening sentence of William Gibson's Neuromancer gives some idea of what I had hoped would be the opening of Narciso Rodriguez for Him. But instead of being launched into a moody noir experience, à la Gibson, what I got was more like actually watching TV static--an opaque and inert sensory subject suggestive of nothing. Having read of this frag's now-famous "wet concrete" accord I expected a really compelling abstract/inorganic threnody. ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
Page 57 of 333 FirstFirst ... 7 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 107 157 ... LastLast