Upon moving full-time to the United States in 2010, Michael opened the Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory. Jane Seiter is a researcher and archaeologist working on a wide variety of historic sites both above and below ground in Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean.
She is a partner in the Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory, where she records and researches the fabric of historic buildings, and has prepared numerous successful nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.
In Testostérone it’s given the fuzzy-wuzzy treatment to give it more of a buzz, but for me it doesn’t do a one-up over its inspiration.
By using this technique, we can provide precise calendar dates for wooden structures and other objects.Our latest project is a complete investigation and rethinking of the historical development of the Officers' Club at the Presidio in San Francisco, California.“Man: the idol that has fascinated us for many millenia, always with the same attributes: strength, supremacy and natural masculinity.‘Testostérone’ is not just the hormone that endows men with these characteristics: it is also the name of probably the most masculine scent ever created.Here is the essential male, with the odour of physical strength, the pungent vapour that rises from molten tar, the supreme essence of valuable agarwood, stringent medicinal spices and the brutal sensuality of exclusive patchouli crystals.
‘Testostérone’ is a totally new scent: dry, erotic and rugged, yet startlingly elegant too.” – As it turns out, I remained very much the same person I was – my voice didn’t drop to a sexy, gravelly growl, and my facial hair…
Our members of staff have dated buildings as diverse as Windsor Castle and Uncle Tom's Cabin (the Josiah Henson Site).
Although we specialize in the tree-ring dating of standing buildings, we also provide dates for archaeological artifacts, boats, wooden panel paintings, and live trees.
), it becomes startlingly similar to L’Artisan Parfumeur’s Dzongkha – think dry, almost astringent incense and cedarwood.
I’ve always thought of Dzongkha as smelling like a stone would, and here I get a remarkable resemblance.
As I sniff my arm throughout the day, I keep a sharp lookout for something that’s dirty or rugged, for something that’s stereotypically ‘manly’, but all I get is clean and refined – so much for the ‘pungent vapour’ of birch tar or ‘supreme essence of precious agarwood’.