Val the Cookie Queen.
Hey there APJ Crew and Friends
“White shirt now red, my bloody nose, Sleeping, you’re on your tippy toes, Creepin’ around like no one knows, Think you’re so criminal …….” Bad Guy. Billie Eilish.
I recently bought a white shirt. Damn expensive, beautiful cotton, no collar. I have wanted one for years but every time I tried one on I looked like death warmed up. White shirt, gray hair. I fell in love with this one particular shirt in the window of a store which was at the time shut, and asked Blondeswunder to go in have look at it for me when it was open. Next thing I knew she called me and said she had bought it and that I owed her money. I love it. And I have to say that a well cut shirt is worth the extra dosh. And as long as I put a ton of slap on and wear a coloured lipstick, I don’t look like the grim reaper.
White Shirts and Perfume.
Now I know this is totally psychological but I find myself reaching for specific perfumes to wear with this white shirt. It seems that they smell different worn with it. Yeah, that is kind of it. There is something about the smell of the cotton itself, along with the crispness of the material, that calls for a certain “je ne said quoi”. Which I am sure is quite different for each person who understands what I mean, and those who who have no clue what I am rambling on a about are probably not cruising perfume blogs.
I wore the shirt to Vienna a couple of weeks ago. A childhood friend of mine was playing a solo gig at a club, and we went to see him. I wore Frederic Malle’s Rose et Cuir, and it blended with the smoke of the venue to perfection, intensifying the “badass” vibe of the scent. (Do take a look at Claire’s Take One Thing Off when you have a few minutes. It is an excellent piece.)
Sat with Wayne Hussey of The Mission former guitarist with The Sisters of Mercy. Chelsea Club. Vienna.
My White Shirt Perfumes so far include:
IUNX L’eau Baptiste by Olivia Giacobetti. Orange blossom. Wheat. Beeswax. As glorious as it sounds.
JORUM STUDIO. Trimerous by Euan McCall. “A triptych of veils shading the finest facets of prized orris root.” (I will write about this at some point, I need time to gather my thoughts.)
NARS: Audacious by Olivia Giacobetti. Transparent, incense, frangipani, ylang ylang ….. sandalwood, cedar smoke, musks. Serene, quite still, but nevertheless quite tenacious on my skin. I have used my official sample, (2.5ml glass sprayer, pictured) and will buy a bottle.
FREDERIC MALLE. Rose et Cuir by Jean Claude Ellena. . Crushed green stems. Bourbon Geranium. Bitter and sweet. Very adult and extremely elegant. I have nearly finished my travel. This was made for me.
Do you have white shirt fragrances? Is there even such a thing?