Val the Cookie Queen
Well hello there.
I had not planned to write anything more about Vero Profumo. However I had a message last week from someone asking me what I thought was Vero´s best work; something I have been asked this many times over the years. I never answered it, as there is obviously no correct response. “Best work” is a a different question to the “what is my favourite Vero?” question, another one that I am often asked. I cannot answer the favourite question as whatever Vero I happen to be wearing is my favourite at that given moment. And despite there being no factual reply to the original question, I do have an answer. So what is her best work?
ANSWER: The Rozys. Rozy Extrait. Rozy Voile d’Extrait. Rozy Eau de Parfum.
“The rose is the flower of virgins and women, but also of vice and prostitution. Thorns and roses symbolize the ambivalence of love and sorrow – the drama of fine love.” VERO KERN.
The Rozy´s were Vero´s fifth creation. Villanelle’s Vero’s.
The Eau de Parfum with its hazy, peachy, whipped honey; an erotic warmth, lulling those around you into a feeling of security.
The Voile. Dark, charismatic, dangerous, lethal, painfully exquisite. Rubbery, hot, leathery, psychedelic, This is worn for the wearer’s pleasure alone.
The Extrait. The Voile, but mainlined.
“You should never tell a psychopath they are a psychopath. It upsets them.” Villanelle.
The Rozys – Masterpieces of emotion.
Intellectual and artistic, these were Vero Kern´s crowning achievement. That is my final answer.
Perhaps you think otherwise?
An Assassin’s Bussi
Perfume collages my own.