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Some tricky little things like to live in the nooks and crannies of the grandest schemes.

     Jean-Baptiste Leroux Photographer     Versailles

Jean-Baptiste Leroux Photographer

La vie n’est pas toujours drole.  So Clarimonde likes to look at her pearls.

tumblr_mwio518zMh1qilhxeo1_500Even as she chooses to wear the blackest dress imaginable

tumblr_mvj5aqZ70t1soz74vo1_500We may ease the heart with the anticipation of perfumes to come, based on the Turn of the Century French olfactory aesthetic as interpreted by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz. we may have odes to vintage Aldehydes, Violets and Chypre.

& with a new Aftelier perfume, Cuir de Gardenia, an opulent air of faintly decayed gardenia settling down over soft suede and velvet skin.

The reflective nature of certain beautiful forms of melancholy has given rise to exquisite aesthetic expressions in all forms, especially perfumes.



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