…you know you want to smell like a woman who’s been dead for 113 years: Contessa di Castiglione, by Acqua di Genova.
OMG, how did you find this!? I would LOVE to smell like the Countess di Castiglione, what can I say? Incidentally, I navigated to the perfumer site and in the first sentence it says she was born in 1937…I thought there might be another C. di C., but no…just a typo!
Next time I go to NYC, I am going to make an appt to see the photos that Montesquiou colled which are depositied at the Met. I only found out about them a couple of years ago, and my life has not allowed for junkets to the City to fritter away an afternoon looking at pictures, although when I am in Paris, that is JUST what I do!
Yes I noticed that typo. Oh well, just a century out.
I’d love to see some of the original photos. I’m fascinated by the hand colouring, annotations, notes etc.
There are hundreds of them online now: http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections?ft=*&who=Pierre-Louis+Pierson I’m sure it doesn’t compare to seeing them in the flesh (or would that be in the silver print?), but it’s a fascinating tour anyway. The countess dressed as a Carmelite nun for a charity gala might be my favorite stop: http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/190038838?rpp=20&pg=1&ft=*&who=Pierre-Louis+Pierson&pos=6
Well *there* goes a couple of hours…
You know how much I love that crazy countess!!
Indeed I do! She IS the gift that keeps on giving.
And so are you, I hasten to add!
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