Michelle Krell Kydd, purveyor of fragrance and everything that rhymes with class and good taste, recently reviewed our Rhodia pencils on her fascinating blog, Glass Petal Smoke, which was created “out of a personal passion for things olfactive and gustatory.” Describing the online project that palpably reflects her true passion, Michelle writes, “the back story regarding a raw material or finished product is often rich with history, myth and folklore. When all of these aspects are brought together, they tell a story of our common humanity, as expressed through the senses.” How excited we are to read her thoughts about Rhodia pencils:
People fall in love for all kinds of reasons, but when the object of affection is a pencil, you have a little bit of explaining to do. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not talking relationship avoidance, fetishes or totems. I’m talking about worshipful admiration and praise that is akin to a foot stompin’ gospel revival. I’m not talking about any pencil. I’m talking about a Rhodia; a pencil for the senses.
As a professional writer, the last thing I want to do is meld my inner life with what I do for a living. By day I am engaged in marketing and communications assignments that revolve around the business of brands. Pens are the office norm. On nights and weekends I let my freak flag fly and the pencil becomes my savior. Pleasure is as much a factor in the choice of a writing instrument as performance. That’s where the Rhodia comes in.