SCENT NOTES: ‘TOM OF FINLAND’ BY ETAT LIBRE D’ORANGE By CHANDLER BURR

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“Tom of Finland”
Etat Libre d’Orange
100ml: $93

http://www.henribendel.com/

For the avant garde and frequently bewildering house of Etat Libre d’Orange – a label known for obliterating boundaries and honoring art for art’s sake – creating a perfume inspired by the Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen’s gay male pornographic drawings seems like a natural choice.

Indeed, it is practically mandatory. Founded by the olfactory gallerist Etienne de Swardt, Etat bears the motto “Le parfum est mort, vive le parfum!” – promising the death of perfume as we know it, and the arrival of something new. Etat has delivered on this promise: consistently, startlingly, salaciously, delightfully, disgustingly, brilliantly…more

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Peter Berlin interviewed by Terry LeGrand on LA TalkRadio

TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Peter Berlin, 1978, Graphite on paper, ToFF #78.10, ©1978 - 2010 Tom of Finland Foundation TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Peter Berlin, 1978, Graphite on paper, ToFF #78.10, ©1978 – 2010 Tom of Finland Foundation 

 

Iconic photographer, model, and fashion designer Peter Berlin discusses his life and careers

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