Trashy Friday! Classed up by Lancome Mille & Une Roses

You know you’d miss Trashy Friday if it disappeared.



Speaking of trashy…no, no, no, not THOSE Boots, Teri! What made you think they go with that dress?  Oh, so much money to spend on stylists, so little of it put to use.

lancome.jpgOkay, Fridays need a little classing up, and I can think of nothing better to class the joint up than Lancome’s Mille & Une Roses, a reissue of their 2000 et une rose LE. I am very fond of my roses, as many of you know, and I’m pretty picky about my rose scents, preferring the Rosines or Sa Majeste from SL, though that one doesn’t always quite work for me.  From the promotional literature for M&UR


“In Provence, in the rose garden of an elegant property in Saint-Ràƒ©my, a young woman gazes at the approaching night. From the flowers filling her basket, her stroking fingers awaken the delicate and sensual notes of Damask Rose from Turkey. The walker surrenders to the enchantment of the sophisticated balance between the perfume of flowers and amber, and the intense blue of a fading sky. She loses track of time and forgets the enormous house where love awaits her.” 

Gah, who writes this dreck?  Good thing the juice inside is much better than the writing talents of the hack that wrote this (if said hack ever reads this blog, my apologies, I’m sure you’re not a hack, just an underpaid copywriter working for people who have unreasonable demands on your prose).  Ina at Aromascope just wrote about this.  Rose and amber and apparently approaching night and an intense blue sky (kidding!) are the notes in this, but regardless, this is a very elegant rose perfume. This isn’t about surrealism or trying to get the rose from a different aspect with a half twist, this is a newly blooming, dew-kissed rose — how your skin would smell afer you had rolled naked on a bed of rose petals.   Yeah, like that.

If you’re looking for an innovative take on the rose or something perfume forward and avant garde, this surely is not it. It is regal and majestic, but not dowdy or old fashioned.  Simple to some degree, but with a complexity that makes this rose three-dimensional and almost alive. 

My youngest son is sort of a surreal portrait of oddities, but viewed as a whole, he’s really quite charming in his quirkiness. He was up the other night until 4 in the morning making this.

This really expresses his own individual teen angst and sense of humor, all tied together.  He’d love to have you click through and give him a great rating. He used to be a kid that wouldn’t even stand up in front of his class and give a speech.  His long hair makes me crazy, but that’s a battle not worth fighting. Isn’t he fun, don’t you want one of your own? 

If there is anyone living in Europe that has any interest in helping me obtain things from Europe (like where they will ship Serges to), please let me know. I’m happy to do return favors!

What I’m listening to on iTunes Stereophonics - Language. Sex. Violence. Other? - Devil Devil by the Stereophonics

  • Leopoldo says:

    Just let me know, Patty.

  • sariah says:

    Hey Patty – as someone who has attempted to play the guitar, I must say your son is doing really well.

    “her stroking fingers awaken the delicate and sensual notes” – does this writer do Harlequin romances as well? 😕

  • sybil says:

    Ok…your son’s hair is MUCH less offensive than those boots. And I don’t think it’s that long. His video overall was good, but I agree w/ March and Leopoldo…too many text changes. The old man part cracked me up! So did the text for Rose LE, for that matter. Just in different ways.

  • Flora says:

    Y’know, the boots COULD work – but NOT with a dress! Teri, Teri, what shall we do with you….

    LOL- the Lancome Un Rose woman forgets all about the big house “where love awaits” – I am SO sure! Hey, I love rose gardens as much as anyone, but if there is a mysterious lover in the house – I am going inside! :d

  • BBliss says:

    Meant to add “yeck” about those boots, too.
    As my grandmother (and countless others, I’m sure) used to say “More $ than sense!”

  • BBliss says:

    Great video – rated it tops – and v. brave for putting his work out there!

    The hair really isn’t bad, it gets shorter in college so the girls can see their eyes (and esp. if they meet someone special!), and even shorter afterwards for a real job. My brother went through the same and now he is v. grown up and employed!

    Wow – it is hard to imagine the toddlers as teens, but it’s inevitable and our job to get them to that point – so, great job Patty!

    Mille et Une sounds worth trying for a rose – though it sounds a little *too* safe, will head to the Saks when it appears here – thank you!

  • violetnoir says:

    I bet this rose is beautiful, Patty. I love me some of the Rosines, especially Ecume, so I need to test this one the next time that I am in Nordstrom.

    Have a great weekend!


  • Patricia Rojas says:

    So cute, I like long hair on boys. My daughter who is 11 has a ton of hear that is curly and kinda kinky at the scalp, she likes to wear it brushed forward. It’s hard to explain, but her bangs that have grown out, now cover not only her forehead but half her face, this drives me crazy, I am always trying to pull it back and when I’m not looking she brushes it forward, ack!! the hair always looks better on the other side!!!

  • Patty says:

    Oh, Veronia, I’m sorry! Just a touch more memory in that TV tube computer, and it should be watchable. I think if you follow the link, it might be downloadable, which would speed it up some.

  • Patty says:

    Robin, yeah, I’m thinking too. Poor dame, she’ll be poor, but smellin good. Hey, wait, this could be talking about US! 🙂

  • Veronica says:

    My 1907 Sears and Roebuck coal-powered computer isn’t speedy enough to allow me to watch or listen to your son’s project.

    Will a gramophone recording or wax cylinder be available?

  • Robin says:

    LOL at that great copy for Mille et Une Rose, what a crack up! She’ll be sorry she forgot that enormous house…

  • Patty says:

    March — agreed on high school. Once you get past it, it is easy to look back and see how little it mattered, but while they are in it, they really don’t believe you.

  • Patty says:

    Thanks, Leopoldo, great comments. I think this was his first time using Moviemaker, and I think he was trying out every font, type of crawl or balloon.

    Don’t want anything right this minute, but I know I’m going to need some refills of a couple of things probably in a couple of months, plus I have to have that new SL that’s coming out in September, the orange peel one? though I’m still not sure about the chypre new one that’s coming out shortly. Thank you!

  • Patty says:

    Thanks, Ina! He’ll read these when he finally rousts out of bed.

  • Patty says:

    Isn’t he just adorable? i know, I’m biased, but he was the Gerber baby when he was little (now that I have a scanner, you all can look forward to more baby pictures!:-w) He is just so random, you have no idea what he’ll do next or get interested in.

  • March says:

    1) Your mom is a great lady, but your hair is fine. It looks like the hair on every male head around me ages 15-18. (No offense.) It’s like a regulation non-haircut. I am warning you, however, that the college dudes are wearing it shorter. Don’t forget to wash your forehead.

    2) Fewer font changes would strengthen your message.

    3) Anyone who waxes nostalgic about the fabulousness of high school is insane. The future? Is soooo much better.

  • Ina says:

    And who’s “the walker”? And why is it always a young woman in some garden?

  • Leopoldo says:

    Patty’s son! Ignore your Mom’s protestations about your long hair. You look damn cool with that, your guitar and slick jacket. Go easy on the maskage, though. Damn right that music is important. I liked the simplicity of your film set up, though you might want to stick with a parallel simplicity on Moviemaker. Would make your message all the more powerful. And, as an English teacher, I have to correct OBSCENITY. Sorry.

    Patty – I’m in Europe. Whaddayawant?

  • Ina says:

    Your son is adorable, Patty! And the hair isn’t so bad, really. Suits him. :d

  • Marina says:

    Handsome AND talented! I actually signed up on that site (something tube?) just to rate the video. Great job!