the scholar to whom the book is true, to whom the summer night is like a perfection of thought

1921 Chanel no. 5 ad

Chanel No. 5 is my absolute favorite perfume. I’m lucky enough to have a bottle of it, and I use it rather sparingly because it’s so expensive. It’s delightful and gorgeous. And I’m enamored with their latest television advertisement, featuring the lovely Audrey Tatou. It’s so beautiful and enchanting:

She’s also playing Coco Chanel in Coco avant Chanel, which I’m looking forward to seeing.

Oxford Book of Letters

♥ I recently got a copy of The Oxford Book of Letters and am very excited to read it! I take great joy in and am very fascinated by epistolary works/collections of correspondence.

♥ I’m very fond of Jacques Dutronc and his music, and was recently finally able to get a copy of one of his albums that I’d been looking for (an import) and am enjoying it quite a lot. His music is this wonderful combination of ’60s French pop and American/British ’60′s garage-esque rock, and I love his eccentric, campy, lovely, strange French-dreaminess. (Also, he’s married to Francoise Hardy, which is pretty wonderful.)

I’ve uploaded one of my favorite of his songs, “On Nous Cache Tout, On Nous Dit Rien,” which I believe translates to “They Hide Away Everything, They Tell Us Nothing,” but, like I’ve mentioned here before, although I am pretty fluent in French, I’m not a very skilled translator, so I could be incorrect there, definitely. You can download it here:

(The subject line is a quote from a poem by Wallace Stevens.)

More soon, definitely. I’m enjoying the beginnings of the summer and trying to do something with/be productive with the inspiration that I’m currently feeling. I hope I can succeed at that. Thanks for reading. ♥

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2 Responses to the scholar to whom the book is true, to whom the summer night is like a perfection of thought

  1. Samantha says:

    Yay for a post!

    Everytime I see anything involving Chanel No.5, I think of you.

    It makes me happy. xo

    • Thanks, dear! :) & It’s such a wonderful scent. When I was 13 or 14, my parents & I stayed at a really nice hotel in Los Angeles, and they had various free tiny-sized Chanel products in the rooms, and I’d hoard them in my suitcase each day so that they’d always have to bring more. Heh!

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