Putain des Palaces takes its name from a song by French singer songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, a man know for his lascivious womanizing, prodigious drinking and enjoyment in shocking people as much as for his musical genius.
Putain des trotoirs putain des palaces
Pour les mecs dans l'fond c'est le même tabac
Street whore, fine hotel whore
For the guys in the back it's the same thing
Ronsard, Serge Gainsbourg
Palaces means a luxury 5 star hotel rather than an actual palace as I understand it.
Putain de Palaces edp smells like day old underwear and the dusty violet of makeup that is no longer fresh. I can smell no leather. It does a good job of conveying the tired personal tragedy of a life selling your body whether it be in luxury or a back alley. It's simple. It is not skanky in a way that is at all sensual. Its realism is very plain and very gritty. A depressing scent.
Rose absolute, violet, leather, lily of the valley, mandarin, ginger, rice powder, amber and animalic notes
Placebo did a cover of Serge Gainsbourg's "The Ballad of Melody Nelson", here for your enjoyment.
Painting by Egon Schiele
Monday, September 14, 2009
Posted by teacake at 6:17 PM