December 22nd, 2008

Gin time

Whatever happened to common scents?

As TV ads insist on reminding us, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and if the massive number of perfume and aftershave commercials cluttering up the airwaves are anything to go by, it's also beginning to smell a lot like Christmas.

Perfume advertising isn't what it used to be, however, so if you're bored with watching Nicole Kidman swanning about like an over-iced cupcake, here are a few of my favourite blasts from the scented past. If you're looking for some last-minute gift ideas AND have access to a time machine, these could be just what you need.

A woman who simply longs to smell like an old lady

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