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Smell Me a Story

  It’s easy to hate perfume when you’ve elevated the experience to create scents that “tell stories and capture exact experiences.” I Hate Perfume creates ready-to-wear perfumes such as At the Beach 1966, 7 Billion Hearts, Walking...
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Red Bricktown Won’t Fall Down

Bricks are what rioters use to smash windows, what they throw at their aggressors, who are most often armed with more than clay. Bricks are also what I think of when I picture my hometown, St. Louis. Not for the recent riots taking place just...
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Lana’s Noir

Lana’s voice has a warbley 40s jazz lounge feel, smoke and silk pants, with contemporary slutshame-crushing lyrics. The album makes you feel something, something slinky and dark and strong. Go tie up your boyfriend. Don’t walk down dark...
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Coral Uprising

Red coral necklaces are an important component to the traditional folk dress of this region. In many cultures, coral was a protective stone worn as a talisman to protect the wearer against evil spirits. ...
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Remember When?

Think about how you filter the world around you, how the intention you assign to an action and the way you recall your own actions creates the particular way you view the world. Your perception of your experience also builds your perception of...
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Can’t Do It Alone

While it’s more poetic to say I’m always fleeing the scene, Mary Poppinsing from place to place as if the world’s a field of flowers, it may be more accurate to say I’ve just been working, hustling like everyone else. And of course, the...
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The Nose of Hermès

When you think of your favorite perfume, you don't think of the person who created it. You may attach it to the brand, but not an individual artist. When I think of Hermès' Un Jardin sur le Toit, one of my favorite perfumes, memories of rooftop...
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Green Girls

American girls are just like avocados. The explanatory quote that comes at the end of this short novel is even more brilliant, considering that the title is The Dud Avocado. I want to so badly, but I just can't spoil it for you. The book was...
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