Monday, December 17, 2007

L'Artisan Parfumeur D'Humeur a Rire

L'Artisan Parfumeur has a jewel of a fragrance set called Sautes d'Humeur (aka Mood Swings), a collection of 5 different scents based on 5 moods. The idea of humours (moods corresponding with elements) goes back to Greek and Indian (ayurvedic) Humorism which, if you're into MBTI or Indo-European classical history, might interest you to read about. D'Humeur a Rire is the scent we call Joyful Mood, and it's every bit a sanguine scent like finding yourself in The Nutcracker's candied world. Even though the sweetness I find in Joyful Mood is mostly that of bubblegum which, if you're familiar with the ballet, wouldn't register as being very Tchaikovsky-like, but take it as a modern adaptation and enjoy the dream of dreams in the mind of a child. Soft, fruity and sugary sweet for the Clara or Sugarplum Fairy in us all, it's a girly pink Gourmand in the subtle, refined and natural style of a L'Artisan fragrance.

(Image Sources: The Guardian (www.guardian.co.uk), artisanparfumeur.com)