Per Fumar

In Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds, I Find the Women of My Family

For many people, they smell White Diamonds and, instantly, they melt. They remember their mother’s indulgent laugh; the arms that held them.

Apr 08, 2020
In Discovering Perfume, I Discovered Who I Am

Before I transitioned, perfume was the only thing I felt safe to experiment with. It worked in the realm of the invisible, the as-yet-unsayable.

Jan 29, 2020
The Smell of Notre Dame Burning

This smell of Notre Dame burning was the smell of books older than all our lives—on fire.

Dec 18, 2019