Film : Dior and I

This looks like fun.  (Thanks to my friend Ricky for bringing this to my attention.)

Dior and I is being released in North America this week.  If anyone has seen it… I’d love to hear your reaction.

Rodin was a lumbersexual

I took a bit of a break from writing about perfume but nothing kick starts a perfume blogger back into action like a sniffing expedition with FiveoaksBouquet. What a day that was! Misia, La Religieuse, Modern Muse Chic, Santal Royal, Pivoine Souzhou and L’Heure Convoitée by Cartier… so THAT’S what carnation smells like! We also hit Crabtree and Evelyn for their lily of the valley, violet and jasmine scents AND we got a full presentation of Chance but we both fell in love with Chanel No. 5 parfum… again.

It got me thinking that if anyone is coming to Montreal this summer for the Jazz Festival… or the Just for Laughs Festival… or Les Francofolies… or the Rodin exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, then you might be interested in checking out my best places to buy perfume.  So what I’ll do is interview the supervisor or owner of some perfume spots in the downtown area and present them to you over the course of the following month.

As to my rather enigmatic title to this post, it was while researching Auguste Rodin that I noticed with his “short back and sides” haircut and that long beard, today he would be considered a lumbersexual.  All he needs is a Ralph Lauren flannel shirt and I bet he could get a date on a Saturday night.  (By the way, Auguste, great look!)

Auguste Rodin (1891)

Auguste Rodin (1891)

New Chanel No. 5 ad : The One That I Want

View this…


I was so very critical of last year’s ad campaign based on Marilyn Monroe and even more critical of the Brad Pitt campaign.  But this has all the Chanel elements… beautiful, stunning visuals and fantasy, fantasy, fantasy!  The music is haunting… made me want to listen to it over and over again.

Some X factor is missing which I can’t put my finger on… but I’ll give this one 8 on 10.



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