“Perfume is a message.” Paloma Picasso
The Picasso responsible for the above quote is actually the daughter of the artist, Pablo Picasso. She is known for her love of the color red, which became her trademark when she began wearing red lipstick at the age of six. Are you still with me?
Her perfume bears her name, because she couldn’t think of a word to describe the fragrance. That’s something I just made up. Really! If your name was Picasso don’t you think you’d use it as a selling point.
Paloma (we’re on a first name basis) also made jewelry out of pieces found at flee markets. These pieces she created were quickly snapped up by Yves Saint Laurent who commissioned her to design a whole bunch of pieces for one of his collections. Her name IS Picasso!
Not wanting to be out of the loop in the fragrance world, I searched high and low for a particular scent that would express my personality.
To each his own! But because I didn’t want to smell like food, I decided to continue my search. This led me to a treasure trove of magazines that our library was culling. They were stacked in the library entry and free for the taking. I took.
My latest fragrance find is Eau De Page 168 from the 2016 issue of Vogue. It’s that page with the fold over that you lift and rub somewhere on your body while trying to avoid a paper cut. Charming.
Unfortunately, no matter what they call these samples, they all smell alike. Or maybe not. I have a whole stack of these samples to try. Eau De Page 241 looks promising. I love such adventures!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.