Let’s all settle in to unpack the new L’Heures, shall we? Anita is going to be reviewing one soon, Fougueuse (horse and tea according to Denyse), so I picked the one that I liked the name the best. Did I choose well? The notes? Not so much.
Rose, litchi, peony. Crap. Can I talk about the horse and tea one instead? Well, maybe. Diaphane is a perfectly lovely floral, the rose isn’t excessive, the litchi isn’t as sweet and overrotated as you usually find in the mainstream scents, and I really do love peony. It’s a beautifully rendered floral, fairly light and gossamer dewy. If you love your florals, you could do a lot worse and probably have. If you’re not a rose fan, I don’t think you’ll find this heavy enough in the rose department that it would scare you off.
This would be pretty perfect to wear to a wedding, as a bride, to your prom, to lunch cocktails, definitely to the office. I do have to say, after I sprayed it on and went to the movies, I wound up liking it a lot. It’s got a sweetness in it – and I don’t mean sugary, more like innocence – that gave a great backdrop to “Blue Valentine.” Can I just mention that no young, bright-eyed person should go see this movie. it’s definitely for us jaded older people who have seen this movie in real life technicolor a number of times and nod our heads in understanding and chuckle. Reviews kept saying it was depressing. I just thought it was realistic. Highly recommend it. They both deserve Oscar nods. I think Michelle Williams got one, but can’t remember if Gosling did.u
Can I talk about the horse and tea one yet? Wait, Anita’s going to do that. But can I just say Fougueuse, the IV hour, sits you down at tea, the sun nice and warm on your skin, before you set off to the stables and bury your nose in your horse’s neck, with the smell of hay (fresh, not used) wafting through on the breeze. Well, more about that later. I want to put it in a sprayer and envelope myself in it to get a better feel for it. Um, yeah, exactly. I may need to drown myself in it.
Winners of the Cartier de Lune samples – rosiegreen62, Alice C, Shari, rednails and Vintage Lady. Just click on the Contact Us over on the left, send me your address, remind me what you won, and I’ll get you a sample sent out.
So Oscar nominations are out. Have you guys seen many of the movies, none, all? Predictions, hopes, favorites? I still need to see a few.