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Malin+Goetz: Shared Simplicity

02 Jul 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Reviews M-Z

It was early evening when I arrived at Borough Hall, as I walked toward my destination, Brooklyn’s landscape seemed different. Passing by City Hall, the sky seemed exceptionally close and the clouds were moving furiously; trees formed canopies overhead; lighting fixtures glowed inside long brownstone…

Snapshot 2: Dad and Acqua di Cuba

19 Jun 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Snapshots

Today, I find myself thinking about Mint Juleps, especially the ones I made for my father. First I would prepare the simple syrup, then muddle the mint and add it to the syrup to create an infusion. Let it sit a bit. Pour the bourbon…

Annick Goutal Tubereuse, a memory

23 May 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Reviews A-L

When I swim underwater, I like to see how far I can swim without coming up for air. Surrounded by water, I close my eyes and can easily imagine the edge of my body pushing out beyond itself. The outside world becomes muffled. Wearing AnnickGoutal Tubéreuse feels a little…

Sandalwood and Rodin

18 May 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Thoughts on Single Notes

I want to take in all the lushness of Sandalwood, but no matter how I try, I just can’t smell it. When I put the blotter to my nose, I start thinking that maybe the raw material didn’t make it to the blotter or possibly…