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Subject: Re: [Fwd: Quelques Fleurs du Mal]
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 20:42:12 -0800
From: "John A. Rea" <j.rea2@insightbb.com>
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
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Quelques Fleurs is the name of a perfume made by the company
Houbigant, and I recall it existing as far back as the early
1930s: not considered one of the more 'elegant' blends.  It
fits well with other perfumes mentioned in ADA, and with, of
course, the "perfumed garden" thread.

A propos of nothing, Chose is used by one of the Bronte girls
as a pseudonym for Brussels, where she attended school:  it also
means "whatyoumaycallit" in French -- one remembers the novel
"Le petit chose" (note masculine), Anglice "Little whats-his-name".