1) I am so excited by early reports from Patty and Chandler Burr (see Patty’s post yesterday) about the new Dianne Brill fragrance! I remember Brill from the bad ol’ 80s, that’s her up there on the right with Andy Warhol, when she was the NY club queen with the ginormous rack who looked like a lot of fun. I haven’t thought of her since and had no idea she had a cosmetics line, and now here she is with a fragrance and bath milk. Here’s a link to her website, she’s (ahem) aged well and seems like a gal with a sense of humor.
Of course I (perversely) wanted it to be wonderful, right? And it sounds like it’s at least very good, and interesting. The packaging is a ripoff of … something, help me out — a cross between (among?) Rochas Femme, Bal a Versailles and Myrurgia Maja? Who else has that black lace bottle? Xtina? Driving me nuts that I can’t remember, and that va-va-voom bottle shape is very familiar.
3) Here’s a link to the new free quarterly updates to The Guide, I am soooo happy we have some new material to argue about, thanks Luca and Tania! Off the top of my head, expect drama over the reviews of Serge Noire, Heeley Cardinal and Figuier, Dolce Vita, Insolence EdP, Armani Cuir Amethyste and more… (and for anyone wondering, no, I don’t know either author and I frequently quote the Guide because it’s fun, not because I’m shilling for them).
Dianne Brill 80s image, operagloves.com, bottles from beautyhabit.com