Shooting from the Lip
My rip-snortin’ jaunt from ballet girl to punkette to pop singer to TV host & all the messy stuff in between
Perfumes: The A-Z Guide
Witty and provocative reviews of 1,800+ perfumes
What the Nose Knows
A fun and quirky romp through everyday smells
A cultural history of smell
The Emperor of Scent
Maverick Luca Turin's entertaining tussles with perfume and science
The Perfect Scent
An insider's look at the creation of two bestselling fragrances
A Natural History of the Senses
An aphrodisiac for all five senses
The Secret of ScentLuca Turin's scientific look at perfume
Essence and AlchemyThe voluptuous history of natural perfume.
...or should that be “fish and chippin’” -- cuz while you all were trying on perfumes and chatting amongst yourselves, I snuck off to London!
I know, I know -- I didn’t call, I didn’t write -- but darn it all, I’ve been sucked right back into the joys of my adopted hometown: sniffing and snarfing, ducking and diving, laughing and freezing.
I met the captivating Linda Pilkington of Ormonde Jayne, I got a gig writing for Elle UK, I pitched a perfume TV show, I had dinner with Bryan Ferry.
Okay, so I wasn’t actually sitting with Bry, but he was at the very next table, facing me, not more than six feet away. I could have easily nailed him with a quick flick of my breadstick. But I resisted the impulse.
When I return to Puckrik Towers and my So-Cal Life next week, I shall issue a full report on the perfumed portion of my activities.
Smell ya later, Fumies!
Image from 'This is London' by Miroslav Sasek