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He did indeed.Vincent Musetto
[[SPOILER]] 33. I RefuseI Refuse by Per PettersonMy rating: 3 of 5 starsSimilar to Out Stealing Horses, Per Persson’s latest novel I Refuse features a lonely man looking back on a childhood marred by a life-changing incident. It’s a very different novel after that, with a much more urban feel compared to the beautiful countryside evoked in Out Stealing Horses.Persson shifts the narrative between the down-and-out Jim and the financially successful Tommy, as well as through...
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Guerlain Heritage EDT today.
I can certainly see why. I definitely agree with you about Irene being more dark and violent than the books that inspired it. I’ve read at least three of them, and in a couple of those cases I found the crime scene descriptions much more disturbing in Lemaitre’s hands.
Penhaligon’s Elixir today; my first try of this sample. Not a strong incense like some Amouage or CdG scents, but quite civilised. All-day longevity makes this one a good office scent. I think I will look out for this one in FB at SN or somewhere.
Sorry to shill, but I have a lovely overcoat in EU56 if anyone’s feeling cold. It’s a navy Belvest wool/cashmere long coat. Pictures here. PM me if interested.
I don’t see why. Italian background, and all that.
Bond No 9 Chinatown today. I actually liked this a lot, although it didn’t really come across as a floral to me. I got plenty of the cardamom and patchouli, and some of the sandalwood. Very good longevity for a Bond. These guys are far too expensive here to even consider a FB, but I’ll certainly go back to this decant.
Just my thoughts on the members’ tie: 1. I don’t see the point in another run of the same design, given that a lot of us already have that one. 2. There is no chance that I personally would wear an Aussie flag on the front of my tie. I’d feel like those DH politicians that wear a flag badge everywhere to show how patriotic they are. Can’t speak for anybody else. 3. Solid navy or sold black would be appealing, especially with some texture in the fabric.
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