Sunday, April 18, 2010

Fragrance of the Moment


I'd passed up the one last bottle of this scent I'd tested at Sephora (I think this brand is made by Sephora in France), but my mind wouldn't rest since then, so I had to get it. The scent is in the family of royal blue-purple flowers; imagine averaging out the sum of, say, the luminous bombshell L'Instant de Guerlain, underground art beauty L'Artisan Parfumeur Orchidée Blanche (1985), clean and bright Bronnley Blue Poppy (which I can't believe they've discontinued - their classic jasmine-rose-melon, an ethereal, watery Fruity Floral like Creed Spring Flower...(edited to add) I see why now - it dries down to a powdery Aldehydic Floral), and, last but not least, the powdery yet urbane, vanillic-woody "skin scent" (a bit chocolaty and sensual in this case) lavender-gourmand MAC MV2. Simply put, this charming little scent stick is a great budget Floral Oriental, like edible flowers, softly innocent (powdery, light) yet sophisticated (purple flowers, magnolia), a sensual yet ever-so-slightly old-fashioned classic floral, a somewhat green and perfumey scent. This product feels waxy but blends smoothly over skin; it's formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Dyes, Phthalates, GMO and Triclosan.

Image and notes from Sephora.com:
Crazylibellule and the Poppies Shanghaijava Blue Orchidée
"She takes possession of the air. She is fascinating with her unmistakable freedom and elegance. In her man's shirt, accented with a blue orchid at the waist, her distinctive style tugs at the strings of your senses. She doesn't walk by unnoticed."

Notes: Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Jasmine, Tangerine, Sandalwood, Rose, Orange, Musk, Vanilla.
Style: Mysterious. Fascinating. Bewitching.

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Related link: Friday Night - Pink Manhattan, posted on May 26, 2006