i like the night.
The glaring light of day reveals too much - to everyone and yourself.
The night cloaks and comforts. At night anything goes. The wind smells of promises and opportunities; naughtiness creeps from the shadows.
The Perfume Lover: A Personal Story Of Scent by Denyse Beaulieu
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A beautiful love story with a twist. It’s a love affair with perfume rather than between the lovers that unfolds.
Certainly well written, the history of perfume is interwoven with the author’s own entrance into the world of perfumery. There were times I thought she waxed too lyrical but that was because I felt so impatient for the end result of her affairs and journey, culminating in the creation of a perfume (due out this July I think, which i’m sure to be checking out).
It has sparked an interest in the sensuous world of perfumes, coinciding with my first purchase from L’Artisan Parfumeur; and from now on I’ll never look at perfumes the same again. No longer will I be satisfied with the hum drum sweet smells the industry churns out but instead seek out the skank.
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