Cabotine de Grès

Last night my husband and I finally watched “To Have and Have Not.”  It was just as splendid and unearthly as I remember…

I say unearthly because when I watch it I feel like I’m being towed back in time.  Perhaps if I had watched it when it was in the theater it would have been more grounded in the present and physical world, but I wonder.  I think it’s effect on me is due, in part, to the real romance off-screen between Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.  There was something that existed outside of time between them.  Their love feels so magnetic.

Music from “To Have and Have Not” performed by Hoagy Carmicheal:

Hong Kong Blues

Am I Blue

Yesterday I also took a few photos with my family for our Christmas cards.  Since I was having my hair cut and foiled already, I had it styled to resemble Grace Kelly’s from the 50’s.  I think my stylist did a good interpretation of it.  Love them – both my stylist and Grace Kelly.  🙂

Grace Kelly

I sprayed a bit of Cabotine de Grès on, and oh my goodness…   It reminds me of Marc Jacobs, by Marc Jacobs, a perfume I adore from the early 2000’s. Both Cabotine and Marc are spicy, white florals.  Actually, Cabotine, like Marc Jacobs, reminds me of the smell of old books – the ones with thick paper pages and worn bindings you might find laying about in some remote corner of The Strand Bookstore in Manhattan (A great place to visit, btw).  It was the perfect scent to wear while taking family Christmas photos in October. Also, Cabotine has excellent longevity and polite, but engaging sillage.  I found my vintage bottle on eBay.

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By Parfums Grès, 1990

Today, is cloudy again, but I don’t think it will rain…  It’s a great day for cleaning, lounging and grocery shopping – all wonderfully ordinary things that are blessings in their own right.  🙂

Until Wednesday.

(Here’s a song from a few years ago by Yeasayer that seems to fit my mood today: 2080)