Val the Cookie Queen
“Perfume whispers to our noses, speaks to us intimately, makes connections with our thoughts.” Jean-Claude Ellena
I have found it quite difficult to wear Vero`s perfumes since she passed away in December. I have done, but not felt comfortable with it, and so have left them in my Vero box. This happens to be a huge Chanel box, which always made Vero laugh. Unexpectedly this past week blew me right out of this mourning phase.
Friendship and Radio Breaks my Vero Profumo Silence
I received a stunning handmade book in the post this week from someone who has become a very dear friend, one who has helped me keep what is left of my sanity. As I opened the package the warmth and beauty of Vero`s Mito rose into the air. The book had been soaked in Mito. A scented garden. Rich and green, sparkly and mossy. Elegant, gorgeous and uplifting. It filled me with joy and reopened the Vero door to my heart.
This same week saw me heading to the studio for my radio interview. As I said last post, Vero’s Rozy Extrait was one of the three perfumes I took with me for an on-air sniff. I put a few drops of the psychedelic blend of crimson and hot pink, rose and tuberose, sandalwood, rubber, and honey, don’t f*** with me extrait, onto a blotter. I passed the strip to Kristina, the radio presenter, to sniff, as I talked on-air about what she was smelling. She closed her eyes and ran the strip several times under her nose, and as she went to put it down, sniffed it again, and again. We are all familiar with this are we not? She loved it, and said she had never smelled anything like it. I was overwhelmed for a moment with memories of the extreme pleasure that I got and get from Vero´s creations. And so ridiculously excited that someone else liked it. (Having never smelled anything even vaguely niche/artisanal before, Kristina does not know how rare a chance that was huh!).
I will post a link to the radio interview when I have a copy. Meanwhile here is my playlist, although we did not quite manage to squeeze everything in. Talking too much.
By the way I got a Mito magnolia tattoo recently. Mito Artwork by Sofo Berd, tattoo by Niki Vasquez, a New York lady, perfume by Vero Kern. Three women – one tattoo.
Peace Out Bussis