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Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Power of Perfume: Jail-time & Shalimar

Although many stars have worn [Guerlain] Shalimar, none of them are famous for pouring it down a prison drain, which is what Maharani Gayatri Devi, the princess of Jaipur, reportedly did during her stay in a Delhi penitentiary in 1975. Jailed for violating tax laws, the Maharani doused the pipes to relieve the jail of bad odors.

 via glo.msn.com

14 comments:

  1. Wouldn't you?

    I would.

    xoA

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  2. :-D

    It's certainly an appealing idea!!

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  3. An amazing woman. What a statement.

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  4. A statement of utter extravagance!
    (no wonder she was doing time for tax reasons!)

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  5. Miss Heliotrope23:49

    It's the sort of glamourous decadence that is amusing & daring -

    But as noted, combined with the tax evasion, suggests an attitude to money that is beyond horrific.

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  6. Now That is Style!!! LOL

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  7. Anonymous15:44

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  8. oh but she was the most beautiful princess ever. Such elegance.She, in her chiffon saris, legendary http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/maharani-gayatri-devi

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  9. K,

    just imagine the liters of Shalimar used...

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  10. M,

    the extravagances of the really pampered. *sigh*
    Still, it's an epic story, isn't it? :-D

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  11. No spam allowed, thanks!

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  12. Mridoula,

    thanks for that lovely link! She was indeed very pretty, very gracious in style, very elegant. What a woman.

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