Mad Madame

mad-madameBig green leaves at first spray, then waxy flowers and roses in a huge stainless steel vase.

Eventually settles into a watery flood of black currant tea and wet dog–a fancy one with manicured paws and a pompadour.

Both swanky and skanky. Not for me, but it’s got a certain likeable strut.

Moscow Mule

moscow muleJuliette Has A Gun’s Moscow Mule is the perfect mirror of the cocktail, down to the copper cup.

The first sip is a citrus twist, followed by big swallows of sparkling ginger ale. A wooden muddler mixes in clear vodka musk, until only the metal mug remains, a brassy mineral aftertaste.

A good happy hour scent.

 

MMMM…

mmmm...

Artificial raspberries and vanilla in the most nostalgic way.

This is like getting pulled back in time, listening to Aerosmith while coloring a school poster with a Mr. Sketch scented marker–the fuchsia one.

We thought we were cool, drinking French vanilla powdered cappuccinos and sneaking sprays of our mother’s Hypnotic Poison before the dance.