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Friday, May 20, 2011

A Nose For Perfume

We all have something that we love more than anything else. For some it might be shoes, or jewelry, purses or clothes but for moi it is perfume! I j'adore fragrances and find it very difficult not to purchase it. I often know my scents so well that I often purchase perfume without even smelling it first... just by reading what notes are in the perfume.
Coco Mademoiselle
Let's start out with a fragrance that was created for Coco Chanel called Coco Mademoiselle. It was launched by Chanel in 1989. It is a light and sensual fragrance with top notes of orange, bergamot; Middle notes of jasmine petals, and morning rose and clean notes of patchouli and vetiver. I once had a sales person tell me at the Chanel counter that Coco Mademoiselle was a perfume that not all people could pull off wearing, it wasn't for everybody but I was able to wear it and wear it I did. There was not a time when I didn't wear this perfume that I was complimented on it.

Prada Infusion D'Iris

OR  Prada Infusion D 'Iris - This is a really clean and fresh smelling scent that is light and airy.  The name "Infusion D' Iris is inspired by the ancient and revered six-month-long infusion process to draw soft fresh notes from the root of the Iris plant.  It has notes of mandarin, galbanum, orange and orange blossoms, iris,   cedar and vetiver.   I also wear this and love it.

Balenciaga Paris - A mysterious and fragile fragrance with sweet notes of pepper, violet leaves, cedarwood, patchouli and vetiver.  This is a lovely scent and one that I wear often.


Hermes Elixer des Merveille
The fragrance, Hermes Elixer des Merveille has an oriental fragrance and has a list of notes that even I can't believe.  Let's start with Peru balsam, vanilla sugar, amber, sandelwood, tonka bean, patchouli, Siam resin, caramel, oak, incense, orange peel, and cedar.  This is one perfume that I purchased just by reading the notes in it.  It has also brought me many compliments and people wanting to know the name of it.

Most people would be afraid of purchasing perfume without first smelling it but for me I can always be sure that by reading the notes and the descriptions I will like it without even smelling it first.  Weird huh?  That's why the title of this post is "A Nose for Perfume".

What's your favorite fragrance?  What notes are you drawn to? Fruity?  Floral? Oriental?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

For The Love Of Grey

When I think of bedrooms, I think of an oasis, a place to relax and restore myself.  I love the color grey, the calming and soothing feeling it gives me.  I find it is a color that goes well with just about any other color, the best neutral next to white.  I thought these images to be just the sort of bedrooms I would enjoy spending my time in:
Image:   by Apartment Therapy via TH Design

Image:   Apartment Therapy via Eric & Lauren's Reborn Bedroom

Image: via Very Lame


Image:  my



Which bedroom do you think would relax and restore you?
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