Product Review: Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm in Crystal Red

I found myself thinking about red lipstick while I was watching the latest episode of the BBC series “Sherlock” to be broadcast in the United States: “A Scandal in Belgravia.” (Bear with me. I’ll get to Clarins in a second.) Continue reading “Product Review: Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm in Crystal Red”

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My Back Pages: Sherlock Holmes & The Hound of the Baskervilles

I was recently writing a review of some body products inspired by Brideshead Revisited and I ended up flipping through my well-loved copy of the novel in search of scent-related lines. There were more than I remembered. This is often the case: I pick up a book that I haven’t read in a while and I end up noticing references to perfume, fragrance, the sense of smell.

This series of posts will look back at stories and poems that include mentions of fragrance. Continue reading “My Back Pages: Sherlock Holmes & The Hound of the Baskervilles”