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Aramis by Aramis ~ fragrance review & A Rant in Defense of the Aging and Old

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I’ve been meaning to review Aramis1 for years (it’s a classic, and I’ve never tried it!) Reading two articles back to back last week, randomly, led me to the perfume counter for a fresh Aramis sample…and this review. These articles have apt connections to the “old-man” perfume that is Aramis (it was first released in 1964 and is regularly disparaged by men, and women, on perfume forums as being “old” fashioned and, thus, un-wearable today).

First up was an interview with Frances McDormand, talking about aging in The New York Times:

We are on red alert when it comes to how we are perceiving ourselves as a species. There’s no desire to be an adult…

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Thursday scent of the day 10/23

Maître Parfumeur et Gantier scented sachet

What fragrance did you pick for today? If you own a bottle, tell us if you’ll replace it if you ever drain it. If you don’t own a bottle, tell us if you think you’ll ever buy it.

I’m wearing Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Eau Pour Le Jeune Homme. I do love this one and I should wear it more often, but since I don’t seem to, no, I won’t replace it. On the other hand, I don’t think I’ll ever drain it. It’s 90 ml and still a little more than half full.

Reminder: tomorrow we’re doing Gender Wars…

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