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Lolita Lempicka

When it comes to perfume, one of my favourite perfume brand is Lolita Lempicka. The first perfume by Lolita Lempicka was created by Annick Menardo in 1997, but sadly it has been discontinued in 2010 and later re-released as Lolita Lempicka Le Premier Parfum.  In hopes of getting the original version of Lolita Lempicka, I've been diligently searching for a bottle of the older formulation, but Lolita Lempicka has indeed become quite rare and I haven't been able to get my hands on the original version. I ended up purchasing a bottle of Lolita Lempicka Le Premier Parfum from a friendly Carousell seller, who's selling off some of her older perfume collection. I decided to snag it, just to get a whiff of the newer version, and of course to complete my Lolita Lempicka collection. Top Notes  Ivy leaf, Pineapple, Lemon, Rosewood, Sour Cherry, Anise Middle Notes  Lily of the valley, Rose, Jasmine, Iris, Violet, Licorice Base Notes  Sweet Almond, Heliotrope,

Neverwhere By Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is one of the few fantasy writer that has a distinctive storytelling style. A little strange, quirky and at times whimsical, the plotline and characters are the kind of weird that I'm into.

Recently I'd picked up an illustrated version of the Neverwhere novel, which was adapted from Neil Gaiman's TV series that was first aired in 1996, which I haven't got the chance to watch it yet. The illustration was done by Chris Riddell, whom previously done illustrations on Neil Gaiman's other works such as The Graveyard book and Coraline.

Neverwhere tells the story of Richard Mayhew who lives in London, leading a somewhat normal but boring life until that fateful day where he accidently stumbled upon a girl named Door, a girl who came from a family of 'openers', who can easily open any door without any key, which changed the course of his life. Now that he has learnt the existence of London Below, Richard can no longer go back to his normal life in London Above, with that, he has no other choice but to follow Door and embarks on a quest to help Door discover the villain who had  her family killed. 

Neverwhere is a fun read, especially if you're into highly imaginative, fantasy world. The story feels like a modern day Alice In Wonderland, albeit a bit more darker and sinister. At the end of the novel there's a short story which focuses on Marquis de Carabas, and the Mushroom people, and strangely reading that story made me crave a bowl of creamy mushroom soup 😂

I've read somewhere there' a sequel to Neverwhere called The Seven Sisters but somehow I couldn't find any released date for it. Well in the meantime, I'll just cross my fingers and hope it'll be released soon 💙


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