|A beautiful vintage dusting powder tin |
for sale on Etsy
For the past several days, New York has been hot. Really, really hot. I carry a paper fan in my purse but it's not always enough to keep me from feeling icky. And then I remembered how my grandmother always kept a tin of delicious-smelling powder on her dresser. Her powder puff seemed like the softest thing in the world. I didn't know it then but I know now the powder absorbs moisture beautifully. So the other night, and I was stewing in sweat, I wondered: why aren't dusting powders as popular as they used to be?