Guest starring…

Yours truly has a guest star spotlight on the incredible Alexis Karl’s blog, Body Made Luminous! Not all my writings are perfume blogs, so when I was asked if I would like to contribute, I was thrilled beyond measure for a chance to be a little freer and looser than I usually am. Find it here:

Body Made Luminous

With photography by Man Ray – as indeed the photo above of Lee Miller, ca. 1930.

See you there?

Scents of Adventure!

In a fortituous series of serendipitous occurrences, I was asked some time ago if I would like to guest blog for Penhaligon’s blog ‘Adventures in Scent’. I believe this had something to do with my review of ‘Amaranthine’…;-) Now, the time is nigh, as they said in all the best serial stories…

So then, ladies, gentlemen, and fellow perfumoholics…read all about a letter found in a Scent Library, a runaway bride, and the allure of an exotic location in 1893…

A Journey Down the Phial

The story will be concluded in Part Two to follow later – and I’ll keep you informed when it does!

Illustration: From the Illustrated London Gazette, ca. 1890. An engraving from the entrance to Shepheard’s Hotel, Cairo, Egypt