“Excuse me while I kiss the sky.”
So! A random thread at Basenotes got me thinking – does anyone really need a 1 liter bottle of perfume for 8-9k U.S.? I thought I’d come here and ask a few thousand of my closest friends.
It is parfum concentration and has notes of orange blossom, jasmine, bitter almond, wood, vanilla and musk. It was created by Sylvaine Delacourt and Randa Hammani. And I did love Quand Vient la Pluie and am so glad I worked out the split for that so I could sniff it and enjoy it. Worth it if the bottle could be split? How many of you would be interested in that? Price, including in decanting costs, bottle costs, shipping, etc., would probably run about $9-11 a ml, selling in splits of 8 ml, 15 ml or 30 ml. If there’s enough interest so most of this bottle could be paid for, I think it could get done. So jump in on comments if you would seriously be in and for how much and feel free to pass it on to anyone you think might be interested. I just hate to have one of these 60-some bottles not out there for those who want to to sniff it. The cost would wind up being about the same or a little less than Guerlain charges for an ounce of any of their pure parfums, about 300-330 per ounce.
A more than generous friend sent me the Soivohle Violets and Rainwater. It is pretty much straight up what’s in the title, beautiful, subtle violets and fresh rainwater. It’s like crystal rain droplets with the sun hitting it. I can see why this is such a favorite. It’s what I hope my weather turns out to be one day when it stops going from 10 degrees to 70 degrees.
Purple Love Smoke from Soivohle, on the other hand, is not as straightforward. Violet, violet leaf and earth. Wow, it is all darkness where Violets and Rainwater is light. A rich, pulsing purple, I’m sorta thinking a decadent king – plush and overripe and slightly decayed – living in the 1970s with strobe lights and blotter acid. Between the two? I can’t decide. PLS is perfect for your dark, poetic days when you want to lock yourself up with a tragic novel, a forbidden love and your inner sorrow. V&R is perfect for the days when all is bright and lovely and no sadness can touch you.
Two great violet offerings.
This weekend I finally watched Jane Eyre. I didn’t expect to like it in the least. All my life, I’ve just heard how overwrought the Bronte sisters are, so I avoided both of them, and I still need to read the book, but the movie captured beautifully the story, and I was enchanted. So do I need to read the book, or can I just stop with the series?
Warning, if I seem a wee bit cranky over the next three days, I blame it on my juice fast. I’m trying this three-day vegetable and juice fast because? Well, I don’t know, but I just feel the need for spring cleaning of several different varieties.