Anyone walking past FiveoaksBouquet and me on Friday afternoon might have wondered what she meant when she said, “We certainly accomplished a lot today!” Particularly that we both burst out laughing right after she said it! I mean, we certainly didn’t look like we had been packing boxes. In fact, I wouldn’t say we looked like we had been working at all but we certainly were! We had just finished a serious sniffing expedition and it was one of the best! We smelled some very beautiful juice from Les Heures de Cartier to Guerlain to L’Artisan Parfumeur to Armani Privé to Frederic Malle!
Speaking just for me, by the end I was both exhausted AND exhilerated… we hit the Éditions de Parfums counter so hard, it sent the sales associate running to her notes on several occasions. I was attracted to both Musc Ravageur and Portrait of a Lady. But you could have given me any one of those Éditions de Parfums fragrances… and I would have been a very happy camper. FiveoaksBouquet was absolutely smitten by Carnal Flower. We both loved Shalimar Parfum Initial L’Eau but were undecided about Serge Lutens’ Eau Froide. But the most beautiful scent of the day for me, including a test of Le Parfum by Elie Saab which I love, was emanating from my left hand where FiveoaksBouquet had sprayed me with her bottle of Azurée by Estée Lauder. Twenty-four hours later and two washings, it still smells gorgeous. Yep… we accomplished a lot! I couldn’t have said it better myself.
As an off-topic closer to this post and with Easter coming for Christians, I thought I would post the all-time most dramatic moment in opera… the redemption of Marguerite from Gounod’s Faust… that moment that Marguerite is saved by a host of angels just seconds before being hauled off to hell by Lucifer.
Video : From Faust by Gounod with Inva Mula and Roberto Alagna.