♥ 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:
♥ 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: tinyurl.com/lrq2nh
(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. ♥