Frederic Malle’s Portrait Of A Lady

It’s perfect.

At first I (of course mistakenly) thought it was ordinary, but then I wore it next to Lake Superior and my idea of it completely changed.

I had actually already started to love it, but the air up north was good at bringing out the true nature of this rare masterpiece by Dominique Ropion.

It’s also a popular perfume that I can wear well. I don’t get bad reactions from people when I wear it.

I suppose I could describe it as a deep, resinous, patchouli rose. Or a haunting rose? What fascinates me is what, should the world persist, future generations will say about it. Is it a 1910’s Guerlain of the 21st Century? Is it truly a masterpiece? Truly a rare timeless beauty? We’ll see…