Andy’s Taxi

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“Taxi was from Charleston, South Caroline – a confused, beautiful debutante who’d split with her family and come to New York.  She had a poignantly vacant, vulnerable quality that made her a reflection of everybody’s private fantasies.  Taxi could be anything you wanted her to be – a little girl, a woman, intelligent, dumb, rich, poor – anything.  She was a wonderful, beautiful blank.  The mystique to end all mystiques.” – Excerpt from Andy Warhol’s The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

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Nasomatto Nuda Perfume Review

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“Is Jasmine then the mystical Morn – the centre, the Delphi, the Omphalos of the floral world?  Is it the point of departure, the one unapproachable and indivisible unit of fragrance?  Is Jasmine the Isis of flowers, with veiled face and covered feet, to be loved of all yet discovered by none?  Beautiful Jasmine!  If it be so, the Rose ought to be dethroned and the Inimitable enthroned in her stead; suppose we create a civil war among the gardens and crown the Jasmine empress and queen of all,” Charles Dickens, Household Words as quoted in Mandy Aftel’s Fragrant.

Illustration by Alastair

Illustration by Alastair

There are other Jasmine-centric fragrances that strive to capture the essence of Jasmine freshly bloomed, in its first flush of life.  Nasomatto’s stirring soliflore, Nuda, captures Jasmine after she’s been out all night in the deepest twilight hours.

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