Paris Is Burning (1990)

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parisisburning_bornunicorn (3)One of the most emotional scenes of the film is when Pepper LaBeija, mother of the House of LaBeija, tells how his parents found out he dressed as a girl. His mother found a fur coat in his closet and realised it was his from the perfume on it, Jungle Gardenia.

tuvache_junglegardeniaOriginally launched by Tuvaché in the 1930, it became popular in the 1950s. Barbara Herman’s description of it is fascinating: “With tropical wet gardenia and bubble-gum sweet tuberose bursting from its center, flanked by fresh green top notes and an erotic base of balsams and musk, Jungle Gardenia goes straight to the perfume brain’s pleasure center.”

5 thoughts on “Paris Is Burning (1990)

    1. It really does. You can feel the pain of being rejected by your own parents for who you are. Pepper was so protective of his house members, and you can see why. How much importance he gave to supporting and encouraging others to accept themselves. Beautiful soul

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