I’m sorry I’m not posting as regularly as usual right now. I just started a new job last week, so I’ve been a little busier than usual, and technology hasn’t developed far enough for me to blog on the subway!
In the meantime, here’s a wonderful vintage soap advertisement for your viewing pleasure. I wish Colgate would bring back this product for all of us tired-and-dirty commuters.
Image via National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
For the first day of Spring!
Victor Borisov-Musatov, Spring Sun, ca. 1899. Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.
My latest post on Now Smell This is a perfume review of Guerlain’s new La Petite Robe Noire Eau Fraîche (Ma Robe Pétales). You can read it here.
Wishing you the luck of the Irish today.
Image: postcard (1909), New York Public Library digital collections.
Spring is in the air!
Reading: The catalogue for the exhibition “Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River” (Yes, things are CRAZY over here.)
Art: “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic” at the Brooklyn Museum
My latest post on Now Smell this is a fragrance review of Frapin’s Nevermore. You can read it here.
Image: Edgar Allan Poe by Félix Valloton (1895), via Wikimedia Commons.
Kusmi Tea is one of my favorite tea brands—I’m particularly passionate about their Chocolat Epices and St. Petersburg blends. And now Kusmi is collaborating with designer Jean-Paul Gaultier, who has created limited-edition packaging for the company’s tea tins to coincide with an exhibition of his work at the Grand Palais in Paris.
According to Women’s Wear Daily, “The tins for Kusmi’s Anastasia and Prince Wladimir tea varieties will be the first to get their Gaultier stripes, with three others slated for a makeover during the year. Products will be sold in Kusmi Tea stores as well as at the boutique in the Grand Palais.”