Couvent des Minimes Eau des Mission Cologne is one of those bargain gems that I expect y’all to tell me about soonest.
It was only after a couple of begging e-mails for Surrender to Chance to stock it that I looked it up, found out it costs the perfume version of free (starts at $38 for 100 mls), got it, smelled it and fell in deep like and maybe love. It makes a compelling case for love because of the freaking price.
You can bath in this vanilla incense comfort stew if you want and not feel guilty. Heck they have a soap, if you prefer that route, but if you want to just dump it in your bath or put it in an industrial sprayer and spray it on your linens, well, why not?
Inspired by the journeys of the Franciscan missionaries (trying to figure out how this all fits together, but decided I don’t care), it has notes of vanilla, asiatica (gotu kola), myrrh, benjoin, Chinese camellia and cedar. Basically fabulous incense smothered in smoky vanilla. I can’t decide if I like it better as vanilla or incense, then decide I don’t care, it fits both. It’s not complex warmed vanilla incense, but I’m thinking it doesn’t need to be. Unlike some vanillas, t’s not too big on the waft it gives off. You won’t choke anyone in the office unless you dump the bottle on you
Les Couvent des Minimes Eau de Missions is a bargain gem of the very best kind – it smells great and costs almost nothing. Now, it’s not going to last all day, though the vanilla in it will linger quite long, but at this price, who cares? Just spray more on. As I was hitting my zenith of bitching about the high price and going higher perfume biz, running across Eau des Missions was like a breath of vanilla incensed air going into the holiday season.
So how many of you knew about this and didn’t tell me? I’ll do a giveaway of like five 3 ml sprays (it’s like perfume confetti!) Just drop a comment to be entered. I’ve got snow on the ground tonight here in Denver, and it’s dropping to like 20 degrees or less, so this little gem goes nicely with trying to stay warm and toasty. Anyone else getting caught in the early season Polar Vortex?