And yet my father had been buying it for years. I was resolved to get it for him, among other reasons because I had promised and had made it sound so easy. But I began to panic. I knew this was his last year, and I desperately wanted to get my hands on a bottle for Christmas.
— Columnist André Aciman goes to lengths that many of you will sympathize with to find a bottle of his father's favorite cologne, Aria di Parma. Read more at Should an Old Fragrance Be Forgot: A writer's quest for his father's discontinued Italian aftershave at the Wall Street Journal. Many thanks to Ruth for the link!