Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sweet Are the Uses of Adversity in the Forest of Elizabeth Arden

The banished duke in "As You Like It" has this to say of his exile in the Forest of Arden:
Sweet are the uses of adversity;
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head
Executives of the fragrance purveyor Elizabeth Arden  may not say it, but they've found themselves like the banished duke in a forest where he feels "the penalty of Adam," the chill wind and other natural discomforts he deems "counselors that feelingly persuade me what I am." (Dear reader: click here for more).

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