The audience then filed back into the lobby for a dinner of asparagus, quail eggs, shavings of truffle, filet mignon and lobster potpie. Cooling herself Karl Lagerfeld-ishly with a paper fan, Ms. [Linda] Evangelista said she is a big fan of white flowers. “I want to be an old lady,” she said a little wistfully.
— From a report on the recent Fragrance Foundation awards, no longer known as the Fifis. Read more at The Oscars of Fragrance: The Perfumed Envelope, Please at The New York Times.
I am sure it somewhat easier being an “old lady” when you are rich and famous.
Hey, but it’s easy to wear white flowers regardless
Why aren’t they called the Fifis any more?
My understanding is that the new US director did not like the name, it wasn’t dignified enough. Some countries are still using the term Fifis, but the US is not.
(And should add — some countries never used that term)
Well I guess that’s his prerogative. It wasn’t particularly masculine and there are people who care about that sort of thing.
It’s a she, sorry but can’t remember her name…
Oh, oops. Sexist of me, I don’t know why I assumed it was a man.