Originally Posted by thenmarcher
Reading some of these threads has reduced my lifespan.
How right you are!
Still, in the interests of Science I found this link: http://www.facade.com/tarot/
Given the nature of the subject I chose The Lovecraft Deck to ask if fragrances are safe.
( If you don't know who H.P. Lovecraft was, he did die of cancer, though I doubt he ever used frags.)
Damn! If you REALLY don't know who he was, I'm sorely tempted to tell you that he wrote books on positive thinking---
In any case, behold The Answer (From a one card reading) :
" A sexy and exciting person, obsessed with style and outward appearance",
Clearly spot on, as this describes 90+% of Basenoters.
The augury continued with:
" Overconfident in their abilities, and foolhardy in their actions"
Yes, but no reference to medical side effects. However, the warning should be taken seriously: First of all, do NOT hit on hot babes when they are with their jealous husbands, even if you are wearing Green Irish Tweed.
Furthermore, do not spend your rent money on fragrances, even if they are Creeds.
Finally, a dire assesment:
" A hot temper and domineering nature, coupled with a love of false drama and all things theatrical."
The first part ( hot temper) warns us against Minotaure, Roma, Peau d' Espagna--in short, all fiery scents. Note that most are made by Spanish or Italian houses. There has been talk that Luca's book overly favors the subtle French houses. This may be why . . .
The second part (domineering nature) implores us to refrain from Vintage Tabarome, Dunhill '34, Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet and any other arrogant frag that leads us towards contempt for the Sephora/Shopping Mall/ Acqua crowd or otherwise kick plebeians with steel toed boots.
The final oracle (false drama and all things theatrical) puts a curse on MKK--and all of Serge Lutens. No cancer involved but may you find yourself in a duel ( sexy+foolhardy) with a jealous husband whom you felt slighted you (hot temper) by playing Russian Roulette in front of the wife ( How theatrical can you get?)
There, I hope I've added a couple of years to your lives.
And remember that, as a wise man once said,
" Live each day as if it were your 40th birthday. "