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Writer, opinionista, essayist, perfumista, picker-up of unconsidered trifles, contributor to all sorts and conditions of publication from the Daily Mail to New Humanist, devoté of Pliny Maior, author of The Chronicles of Bargepole, Big Babies and Lost Worlds, currently working with the great Mike Stoller (of Leiber & Stoller) on a musical about Oscar Wilde. Teach the occasional spot of Tragedy to keep my eye in. Pilot, harpsichordist, cook, photographer, red-hot lover  and self-deluding old goat.

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    Feb152011

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    Delighted to say that I won the 2010 Jasmine Literary Award for writing about perfume (or fragrance, or scent, or as one girlfriend called it -- the relationship didn't last -- "expensive frivolity").  The prize is sponsored by the Fragrance Foundation and was for this piece in The Independent.

    Having been captivated by perfumes since my first trip to Grasse when I was 6 or 7, I am absurdly chuffed.

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    I just read your article on the destruction of eastern Jermyn Street and the construction of the 'St James's Gateway' [or 'The Licence to Print Rental Income Money from Skyscrapers in the Name of Dr Bollocks'] and think that it is spiffing and wizard, old bean; spiffing and wizard and just my cup of tea - and then I recalled that you're the journo who taught a monocled Prussian friend of mine (the late Christoph Schliack) how to lunch on Guinness Because It Is Good For You, in between pen-caps of F&T Old Paris snuff.

    September 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNicholas Storey

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