(What a difference a decade makes. Uncredited photos of Washington, DC from 1969 and 1979.) 2013–I’ve seen some discussions online about the merits and pathologies of vintage perfume collecting. I’m live-and-let-live
Image, Gregory Crewdson. Perfumer Jean-Paul Guerlain. Chamade captures the olfactory gestalt of Springtime like no other perfume. It smells like fresh stems, flowers, moisture, soil and rot. Succulence and indolence.
(image Peter Hujar) Perfumer Bernard Chant. Chypres in general and leather chypres more specifically seem to be enormously popular perfume genres among perfume fans. Their complexities and balances of starkness