July 2006 Archives

Bonne Fête du 14 Juillet!

Bonne Fête du 14 Juillet! Et Vive La France et l'Amitié Franco-Américaine! Happy Bastille Day!  Today I am wearing...what else could it be but Sacrebleu!    Painting is La Rue Montorgueil by Claude Monet ...

Perfume Review & Musings: Fire Island by Bond no 9

The latest release by Bond no 9 is called Fire Island and was created by perfumer Michel Almairac of Robertet. It is the 26th fragrance issued by the New York-based perfume house. Almairac also composed their penultimate fragrance released...

Shopping Tip: Tropiques by Lancôme

 The limited edition of the new eau de toiletteTropiques by Lancôme is in principle only sold at travel retail spaces although a limited number of stores is said to also carry it. It is now available for purchase at...

New Perfume: Anais Anais Eau Légère

 Marionnaud has received the new Anais Anais Eau Légère, a lighter version of  the quintessential floral bouquet. The leather note has been removed from this lighter version. Top notes are honeysuckle, fresh jasmine, and orange blossom. Heart notes are...

New Perfume: Betsey Johnson by Betsey Johnson

This is the day of wonderful (see Sisley below) and gorgeous over-the-top fragrance bottles. Wonderful eccentric and designer Betsey Johnson has officially introduced her signature fragrance which will be distributed exclusively at Bloomingdale's until September before being sold in...

New Perfume: Soir de Lune by Sisley

After Eau de Campagne (1974) and Eau du Soir (1990), Sisley is now preparing to launch its latest creation, Soir de Lune (Moonlit Night) {Review added}, on September 1. Philippe D'Ornano, the son of Sisley founder Hubert D'Ornano insisted...

Scented Thoughts: My National Parfum

Since with time our ideas tend to become simpler, the notion has struck us after writing our previous post on Patriotic Perfumes that a convenient way to address the question of the relationship between patriotism and perfume is to...