Several months ago, I posted about Patou 1000, offering a bottle giveaway. I asked you to leave comments relating your earliest memories of fragrance and the people you remember wearing it. The comments were some of the most interesting and touching I've read online. Each one zeroed in on deeply personal stuff, relating perfume directly to memory and the primal stuff of childhood.
Since then, I've started a page on Facebook for a film I'm completing called WOMAN'S PICTURE. With your permission, I'd like to post some of those comments on the page, opening up the conversation to a wider group of readers. Feel free to like the page or drop in to say hi. I won't go into too much detail about the film here. The Facebook page spells most of it out. I will say it focuses on perfume and memory and strong female characters who are based in one way or another--or many--on the women I remember from my childhood. I chose Valentine's Day to announce the project because I consider this film an extended valentine to people I loved very much and miss seeing in the world.
WOMAN'S PICTURE is in post production and will be screening over the next year or two, at festivals first, then elsewhere. We'll have a trailer up soon, as well as some perfume-related shorts and projects, on a website which will be launched around mid March or early April. I'd love to see you all there.
The url is facebook.com/womanspicture.