Category Archives: Scents

At home with Count Eric Stenbock

The poet’s estate rises once more

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Dress-down Friday: Liane de Pougy

Postcard images of the grande horizontale

Pearls: Osbert Sitwell

“Poetry is like fish…”

Pearls: Osbert Sitwell

“Poetry is like fish…”

The scent of paradise

This piece of Occidentalism is no more authentic than The King and I or Aida, but it’s refreshing to see a non-Western view of the West than vice versa.

The scent of paradise

This piece of Occidentalism is no more authentic than The King and I or Aida, but it’s refreshing to see a non-Western view of the West than vice versa.

Hester’s last ride

“The young missionary took a wrong turn in the dim light…The first thing he saw was a pile of bones with a skull on top, a lighted taper flickering through each eye socket, grinning at him amidst the shadows of plants and trees…”

Hester’s last ride

“The young missionary took a wrong turn in the dim light…The first thing he saw was a pile of bones with a skull on top, a lighted taper flickering through each eye socket, grinning at him amidst the shadows of plants and trees…”

Ironfoot Jack, the Sydney years

The campaign to get a street in Woolloomooloo named after Ironfoot Jack starts here.

Ironfoot Jack, the Sydney years

The campaign to get a street in Woolloomooloo named after Ironfoot Jack starts here.

Ironfoot Jack on film

Here he is! In the daytime! In colour! He’s just one of the wonders in this brilliant time capsule of Soho in the 1950s, when the cappuccino machine was still a device of such foreign exoticism it may as well have been a sputnik.

Ironfoot Jack on film

Here he is! In the daytime! In colour! He’s just one of the wonders in this brilliant time capsule of Soho in the 1950s, when the cappuccino machine was still a device of such foreign exoticism it may as well have been a sputnik.

Dress-down Friday: Ganna Walska

Re-examining Ganna Walska’s modus operandi, it is striking how utterly contemporary her approach to celebrity was, a combination of slender accomplishments and gargantuan ambition, of fashion labels and scent endorsements, of big rocks and little dogs.

Dress-down Friday: Ganna Walska

Re-examining Ganna Walska’s modus operandi, it is striking how utterly contemporary her approach to celebrity was, a combination of slender accomplishments and gargantuan ambition, of fashion labels and scent endorsements, of big rocks and little dogs.