(March sneaking in here — winner of the bottle of Tauer is Melauriga, I’ll email you, congratulations! On to Anita’s post….)
6 October 2010: God willin’ and the creek don’t rise, Frederic Malle himself will be at the Chicago Barneys.
Alas, he will not be available to the hoi polloi, amongst whom I reside. Just 20 of his spendiest BFFs will get to enjoy an elegant hour with him.
So I’m kicked to the curb – no matter. IMO the man is a genius and a true respecter of the perfumer’s art. And he looks to be a charming person, passionate about what he does. And I’m in Big Love with several of his scents. And there won’t be a cow or a pig in sight. So it’s a beautiful thing. Perhaps I can press my nose against the windowpane..
In the meantime, in honor of M. Malle’s pending visit to the Windy City, I’ve thrown down a couple of haiku-riffs on his Editions. Oh! not so fast, my little daisies! Can you bust the Haiku Mystery?! Some are easy-peas, some are a bit more abstruse and one or two are just silly! These are not intellectual exercises – I’m just channeling my inner numbskull – and the riff might be the only way I could juice the haiku. So don’t get mad if I crank on your favorite. Nothing personal! And don’t get all note-phobic on me, either. Remember, these these are the brainchilllun of a crazy, Benadryl-addled old bat. Try to think like a cranky,crazy person and you’ll do fine.
The winner (the first poster to get all 7 right – or however it shakes out within 48hrs of this post going up) will get 3 samples of Malle fragrances (don’t ask me what – I ain’t tellin’ cuz I don’t know yet! If there’s a Malle you’re dying to try, make note in your reply and I will try to accommodate!) And feel free to throw down a Malle/Editions 5-7-5 of your own! I’d love to read them! Don’t tell what you’re haiku-ing – it’ll be fun for us to guess!
1.Round loaves of warm bread
Wet,broken pot of lilacs
Oh, Liv..I love you
2. Cough syrup floating
on the frozen Zuiderzee
How does he do that?
3.Crabby little fleur
Spitting mean, green pith at me!
Don’t be so cranky!
4. White-throated ladies,
plump pink strumpets beckon…. Crap!
Who invited Musk?
5.Dark pink spun-silk sheets
The Rock, stretched across the bed
Yum! This is good stuff!
6.Yes. I had one, once
Twice. Okay !!! yeah, MANY times!!!
It was lots of fun!
7.Nipped-waist, grey New Look
Then Dad came to stay
photo: wallpaper .jpeg (you know I SO wanted’ to use Fred Flintstone and his bud but I lost my nerve!)
samples: Barneys New York and my personal stash