4160 Tuesdays Paris 1948 Perfume Review

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4160 Tuesdays’ Paris 1948 is a perfume constructed with a couture sensibility.  It develops on the skin seamlessly, its notes gently meandering together to project a soft-focus sophistication, cocooning around me with a veiled opacity that is at once aloof and incredibly alluring. It skims the body like an exquisitely tailored shift dress; its beauty lies not what is obviously apparent, but what is underneath.

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Perfume Lovers London: The Fragrance Library Comes to the UK

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Today I emerged from my Thanksgiving induced coma to an inbox chuck full with Black Friday and Cyber Monday emails that sounded more like the coming of the apocalypse than the holiday season.  Although that may be debatable judging from some of the news footage I have seen of hungry mobs clawing at the door of their local Asda for that ever elusive £7.00 blender.  Aside from the delicious smorgasbord of delights I feasted on over the past few days, my weekend had a fantastic start at the Perfume Lovers London event which took place last Thursday to introduce us to The Library of Fragrance.

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4160 Tuesdays The Dark Heart of Old Havana Perfume Review and Examination of Old Havana’s Dark Heart

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Charles "Lucky" Luciano

Charles “Lucky” Luciano

In Autumn 1946 Charles “Lucky” Luciano in Naples, Italy due to an enforced deportation from the United States, received two passports with visas issue for Mexico, Cuba, and several other South American Nations. In October he set off for Caracas, Venezuela, Mexico City and finally Havana, where he was greeted by his friend Meyer Lansky upon arrival.

Meyer Lansky

Meyer Lansky

Luciano immediately set to work to organise a conference for the week of 22nd December that would bring together La Cosa Nostra, consisting of some of the most prominent mafia leaders in America from New York and New Jersey, Chicago, Buffal, New Orleans and Tampa, and the Jewish Syndicate. After purchasing a $150,000 interest in the Hotel Nacional, a casino and hotel owned by Lansky and his partner, Cuban President Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar, the Havana Conference was set.

Hotel Nacional

Hotel Nacional

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