Joy had its own special place in the life of MAE WEST — — on her dresser, in fact. The legendary actress enjoyed wearing this expensive fragrance. If you are fortunate enough to own one of Mae's garments, you might even be able to detect the scent.
• • According to Kathryn Canavan, Longwood Gardens is the place to be this season (and that's where you'll find a hint of Mae, too). She writes: "A stunning collection of historic perfume bottles is on display — — ones shaped like a bow tie, bat wings, a skyscraper, a bejeweled egg, a crying sun, a jewel-eyed leopard astride a crystal rock, and the body of actress Mae West. And, of course, there's the iconic Chanel No. 5 bottle issued in 1921."
• • Kathryn Canavan notes: "Visitors will learn the story of Joy, the tony perfume created in 1930 to lift the spirits of those who could afford it after the 1929 stock market crash. It was the most floral and most jasmined fragrance ever created. One ounce of Joy requires 28 dozen roses and 10,600 jasmine flowers. ..."
• • Exhibition: "Making Scents: The Art and Passion of Fragrance"
• • Where & When: Now through 21 November 2010 at Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square.
• • For a nose-worthy experience that might bring a whiff of joy and a bit of Mae into your day, check out the link below and/ or tour the exhibit.
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• • Article: "Longwood goes for the nose — — A new exhibit encourages visitors to stop and smell the flowers."
• • By: Kathryn Canavan
• • Published in: The Philadelphia Inquirer — — www.philly.com
• • Published on: 30 April 2010
• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/
• • Photo: • • Mae West • • none • •
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