Acqua e Zucchero

acqva zvcchero edgyThis is all the ingredients for an Italian cream cake stored safely in Tupperware bowls.
Vanilla for days, orange flower water, ground nuts, sugar, but with a note of plastic underneath.

It’s such an odd fragrance–too pretty, like the buttercream frosting no one will swipe with a finger for a taste so as not to mar the icing; the child with the best manners and cleanest white dress that no-one will play with, for fear of getting her dirty.

Undeniably sweet and somehow slightly sad.


I saw Tori do this one in concert. It was amazing.