Is it possible not to look ridiculous while holding a smelling strip to one’s nose? I reckon only the great Michel Roudnitska succeeds: a faraway explorer look, lots of strips, and a cool holder that looks made of Inca gold. I want one.
Update: Aveda perfumer Guy Vincent tells me “the strip holder [..] is not ancient Incan but it’s a cool thing nonetheless, it’s the shape of a Ravenala madagascariensis palm. I have one here at work, sitting pride of place in my office. It’s engraved with ‘VF Aromatique’“