Parfum du Jour: 1740 Marquis de Sade (Histoires de Parfums)

Why wear it? Because consolation follows punishment... and today I've been punished enough.

What does it do? 1740 Marquis de Sade behaves like a lined leather jacket-- tough and impermeable on the outside; soft and supple as old velvet on the inside. Its leathery immortelle accord comes off as resolutely bitter at a distance; only those up close can taste its latent fruit-compote sweetness.

How do I feel? Chastened and deeply in need of renewable sympathy. Thank god it comes in a spray bottle.