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    Sartorial by Penhaligon's

    Horrifyingly rigorous post-modern recreation of early 70s Brut and those who wore it. I was transported unwillingly back to about 1972 and the way adults smelled to me as an 8 year old: stifling aftershaves, slightly musty though recently pressed flannel suits and an impossible-to-ignore note which I can only describe as the smell of a block of alum after it has been rubbed over a fresh shaving cut. A million miles from Savile Row, but not from the easttbound District Line during the morning rush hour, when Ted Heath was prime minister.

    Neutral only for the sheer intensity of my reaction. I can't even handle this as irony, let alone on my skin.

    17th March, 2013 (Last Edited: 18th March, 2013)

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