Monday, September 29, 2008

I LOVE PERFUME

Lucy wears a crisp clean perfume called M#2 Black March. Twigs and new leaves on a path through a birch forest, cold windy weather, the sound of someone friendly in a white clapboard house and dark trees rising beyond a deep green hillside. She gets these bottled aromatic dioramas from a little boutique off Whyte Ave, one of those shops with deep-set creamy doorways ribbed with crown moulding and dark glass and which sells thin purple leather belts and cardigans sewn with delicate epaulettes and white blowzy tops with crimpled tuxedo collars and also glass conch shells and pencil skirts and square-cut topaz rings, peridot, glamourine. Sometimes she wears a different scent called At The Beach 1966. The owner of the shop is a brisk business woman with honey-coloured hair falling smoothly over one eye and she imports these plain glass minikins from a perfumer out of Brooklyn or maybe he lives somewhere in Pennsylvania. His name, delightfully, is Christopher Brosius and he used to work for agencies and companies from Manhattan and London and Bangkok. The woman showed me a photograph of the perfumerie once, a small sweating brick front on a wide street in a deserted section of the city, a white sandwich board propped in front and stencilled with navy blue letters reading

I HATE PERFUME.

You smell good, I said. I can smell you from here. I wish there was a more elegant way to say that. Smell. You smell good. Sounds so harsh, doesn’t it?

That’s the Old English for you, she smiled. I think those old one syllable words are perfect. They mean what they mean. Sincere words. Not like you. Lucy rolled over and spread her arms wide on the bed, the late afternoon sunlight through the white lace curtains pooling across her dark hair and the white pillows.

Sincerely, you smell good, I said.

She smiled. Sincerely?

You know you do.

Sincerely?

Okay, sure, I said.

Sincerely, she said and laughed and flung her arms around me and pressed her face into the crook of my neck.

Sincerely, I said.



Photograph taken by ebergcanada

7 comments:

Ruth said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Ruth

http://www.infrared-sauna-spot.info

ReggieEGelb said...

洪爺ut聊天室85ccut聊天室自拍偷拍貼圖free sex video自拍老婆sex888成人無碼電影色情影片線上a片聊天室ut交友104相親網漫畫貼圖自拍露點熟女人專賣店線上無碼18xxx0800a片網正妹被強姦3p換妻熟女交友情色亂倫小說正妹大學愛愛愛鋼管鋼管秀sexy game裸體美女a圖貼大奶正妹可愛愛心圖片女優熱陰穴無碼a片dvdsexinsex666 貼圖區米克情色網sex女優王國激情無碼yes 777歐美貼圖幹熟女日本正妹影片素人大全集85cc 嘟嘟影城情趣用品線上直購網 國外進口情趣商品搖搖寫真一葉情貼圖片區 av127

Anonymous said...

top [url=http://www.001casino.com/]casino games[/url] brake the latest [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com/]free casino bonus[/url] manumitted no store perk at the foremost [url=http://www.baywatchcasino.com/]bay watch casino
[/url].

Anonymous said...

Heisse Teenies ab 18 live hinter der privaten webcam.
Willst du ein erotisches treffen erleben? Melde dich jetzt umsonnst an und du bekommst gleich 50 Coins für die cam shows umsonnst!
Beobachte versaute [b][url=http://free-teen.org]Teen Webcams[/url][/b]. Gerade erst 18 und schon so sexsüchtig.

[url=http://gpsdebat.dk/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=64227]Free Teen[/url]
[url=http://lambread.com/forum/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=12484]Amateur Teens[/url]
[url=http://i-clc.edu.vn/forum/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4219]Teen Livecam[/url]

[url=http://royalty-online.nl/entry/993/koninklijke-juwelen/]Teens ab 18[/url]
[url=http://kmaras-cardak.bel.tr/wp-includes/guest/index.php?showforum=1]Live Teens[/url]
[url=http://disturbedv2.net76.net/index.php?topic=16728.new#new]Teen Livecam[/url]

http://localhost/profile.php?id=159173 http://por-internet.net/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=16630 http://gaspod.net/user/GratisTeeni/ teen free[/url]

Anonymous said...

If you are seeking a fantastic set of resistance bands.

My blog; http://www.getfitnstrong.com/adjustable-dumbbells/3-great-adjustable-weights-affordable-prices

Anonymous said...

Choosing the ideal home health and fitness center equipment
is just among the steps to losing the ugly flabs you may have in your entire body.


Also visit my homepage - http://www.getfitnstrong.com

Kezya Wulandari said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along.I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.
Please don't forget to visit My Blog
Best Android
KitKat Launcher
Big Launcher
Anti Virus Apk
YouTube Downloader Pro Apk
MyniLyrics For Android
http://tamboenman.blogspot.com
Thankyou ;)