The Lipstick Effect, or A Pandemic Is A Fine Time To Wear Some Perfume

My mornings these days, just before I select my outfit, start with a spritz or two. The sparkling explosion of crushed rose petals, amber or some other equally entrancing scent is an invisible luxury. Sometimes it’s…

Ayana Contreras

Ayana is a cultural historian, DJ and archivist. She works as a host at WBEZ/Vocalo Radio in Chicago and is a columnist at DownBeat Magazine.

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