This is the second to last installment of my closet series. (Take a look at Parts I-V here.)
Let us start with my newest bottle. It is one I am inordinately proud of – Armani Privé La Femme Bleue. (The review, including all the details of acquiring this gem will be up next week!) I split it and therefore was able to afford this beauty.
La Femme Bleue is not only pretty, but holds the best iris I ever smelled. Pure pleasure, pure luxury. I’m a lucky gal.
Next up is a group of perfumes from a man we all love and admire (I’ll freely make that assumption, if you are among the very few and far between oddballs, who do not like him, I feel very sorry for you.)
Pierre Guillaume is great, I think we have established that by now. But his perfumes are not at all bad either. Here are my Parfumerie Generale reviews, should you want to read up on a few.
Frederic Malle has created an admirable well balanced line, the best perfumers on earth have worked with him. I count myself lucky to own several of them.
En Passant was my very first niche purchase and also happens to be the first review to ever appear on Olfactoria’s Travels. Jean-Claude Ellena’s creations Bigarade Concentrée and the enigmatic L’Eau d’Hiver did follow a little while later. Une Rose was in an ebay auction that I won rather surprisingly, for an unbelievably low sum. It is beautiful but I almost never wear it, so the moral of the story is: Don’t bid on things just because nobody else does, if you are not entirely sure about them.
The travel set consists of two vials of Le Parfum de Thérèse and one of Carnal Flower. Our Malle boutique allows you to mix and match, but I thought I needed two Thérèses in my life since I already used up one that the lovely Suzanne sent last year (rather than one Musc Ravageur, the third contender).
Next weekend we’ll take a look at the albatrosses in my collection, that lead a miserable life of rejection in a dark and cool box.
How was your past week?
Mine was pretty good actually. The kids are both in Kindergarten the entire morning, and my new freedom is finally here. I still need to settle in, I’m not used to being allowed to be the master of my own time, but I appreciate it immensely.
I hope I will be able to make the most of it and do myself and my husband who supports this proud, eventually.
The weather has been frighteningly cold, and leaving the house, especially with small kids, is like undertaking an expedition. How was it it your part of the world?
I’d love to hear from you all!
Have a wonderful Sunday!