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Sometimes, there are fragrances that are so universally admired and revered and that cast such long shadows, that they are almost impossible to review.  Who, for example, is qualified to review and deconstruct, say, Bach’s Double Violin Concerto or Picasso’s Guernica and find them wanting?  Who would not feel presumptuous to declare them fine?   The dictionary tells us that…

By 1952, the world was getting its mojo back.   World War II was a memory, much of the world was enjoying an economic upturn and Cadillacs were rolling off the production line faster than ever.  So what if the cold war was in full swing?  Vodka sales skyrocketed.  The 1950s, especially in America, are remembered for the youth culture of sock…

Perfumery has long had a (sometimes prurient) fascination with flagellation.  Fragrances with names like Coup de Fouet (Caron), Cravache (Robert Piguet), and Riding Crop (Demeter) all suggest the menacing danger and pain of the lash.  There are no less than three called whip—Whip (Black Phoenix Alchemy), Whips and Roses (Kerosene) and Whip (Le Galion). The act of whipping evokes images…

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