imaginary authors the soft lawn

Imaginary Authors

The Soft Lawn Edition 2.0

  • GREEN

Claude LeCoq published his first book, The Soft Lawn, in 1916 while still attending Princeton University. A controversial portrait of adolescent upper-class rebellion in New England, the coming-of-age story follows Hampton Perry, a charmingly snotty college tennis champ who, after years of having everything handed to him on a silver platter, finds himself handing it all back.

A little known fact about the author: Claude LeCoq wore only seersucker suits, known in that era as the wardrobe of the poor, and it was his gallant presence at high society dinners and prestigious sporting events that brought the fabric into popularity among the affluent in the ’20s.

NOTES

Linden Blossom, Grapefruit, Laurel, Ivy Leaves, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Fresh Tennis Balls

PERFUMER

Josh Meyer

INGREDIENTS

Alcohol Sda40b, Dipropylene Glycol, Parfum (fragrance)

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"On a huffability scale, tennis balls are right up there with gasoline and dishwasher soap powder. But even more so is a freshly popped tennis ball canister, and that’s one of the forward notes in Imaginary Authors’ uplifting, green, and earthy masterpiece.

To its strength, the note is well anchored by vetiver and oakmoss, and elevated by linden blossom and bay leaf. You won’t smell 1:1 like a freshly popped canister of tennis balls, but you will be transported to a sunny spring day on the grass courts."

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