Monthly Archives: May 2012

Cologne Review: Nostalgia by Santa Maria Novella

I love the smell of exhaust and unburned fuel from a hot rod without a catalytic converter—I even like the way my clothes smell after I’m around it. But would I bottle it? Fortunately, Santa Maria Novella’s vintage race car … Continue reading

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Suntory Whisky’s Tako Matsuri at Summit Bar

Summit Bar on Avenue C in the East Village hosted Tako Matsuri — the Japanese Kite Festival — with Suntory Whisky on Sunday. The brand ambassadors, Gardner Dunn and Neyah White, were on hand to discuss Suntory’s great single malt … Continue reading

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First Smell: Tonic by A Beautiful Life

How do you write about a product you like that fits into a category that you don’t? I’ve been puzzling over this for a couple weeks with regard to Tonic, an aftershave by A Beautiful Life Brands. As I’ve written … Continue reading

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Campari Ad, Circa 1956

I found this odd little Campari ad in the October 13, 1956 issue of The New Yorker, in the middle of a nasty review of Colin Wilson’s The Outsider by the critic Dwight Macdonald (see page 199 of the issue; … Continue reading

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