First, I have a new photoblog, and you can find it here. I took the photo above when we were in NYC, and Judith and I were resting our feet outside of Bendel’s, sniffing the changes in Tom of Finland on our skin. When we go to Europe the end of May and first half of June, that’s where we’ll upload all our pictures. Now, I’m pretty new’ish getting back into photography, so don’t expect too much. I did it many years ago in high school… well, okay, decades. After high school, I didn’t have the money to get my own SLR camera, so dropped the hobby. When I stumbled back into it recently, I’ve been having a blast seeing the world through a camera lens.
In the future, when there are get-togethers, that’s where we’ll post the photos from those.
The most fabulous discovery I’ve gotten from reading Luca and Tania’s book so far is Yohji Homme. Notes of coffee, rum, licorice, cinnamon and leather. This is probably the most beautifully, wonderfully addictive, warm scent I’ve sniffed in ages. Jean-Michel Duriez was the perfumer on it, and it is showing up as discontinued, which is just a travesty. Beautifully blended, it starts out perfectly balanced between those somewhat strong, gourmandy notes, none of them dominating the other, so it really doesn’t feel foody, just like a warm nose hug. Some of it reminds me of Bond’s New Haarlem, but it’s not as harsh, woodier. Those of you that hate licorice/anise, well, steer clear of this, chances are you won’t like it. Either a man or a woman could wear this, but I suspect women like it more than men, though I’d love to snuggy up to a guy wearing it. I add a very, very enthusiastic two thumbs up for Yohji Homme.