Dear Frederic Malle and Dominique Ropion,
Seriously? A hyper-tenacious rose-fruitchouli? Because, obviously, there are not enough of those around.
A Maurice Roucel fan.
Dear Etat Libre d'Orange,
You're getting better and better. Jospehine Baker is another hit.
Secretion Magnifique is (almost) forgiven.
Dear Thierry Wasser and the Guerlain team,
I wish the limited edition perfumes weren't so gorgeous.
Devoted to Dandy
Dear Tom Ford,
Can you please release the Black Orchid nail polish as a standalone? I already have the perfume and the lipstick.
A Reluctant Fan
Dear Bobbi Brown,
It's just too much. Too many palettes, not enough editing. It makes no sense and all that shimmer is not doing either one of us- your brand and my face- any favors.
Not Buying It.
Dear Powers-That-Be At Henri Bendel,
You have such a wonderful selection of cosmetics and fragrance brands, but hiding all that behind cheap-looking baubles, bling and souvenirs for tourists is not what this store needs. Also, lose the house brand fragrances. They're crap.
A (still) loyal customer.
Photo: The Nifty Fifties