Sigh. I just read the bios for Julien and Madalina, the creators of the Jul et Mad perfumes line. Obviously I wasted my youth! JUL ET MAD are seriously accomplished, well-traveled, sophisticated people who have probably not eaten a hot dog or watched Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in their elegant lives. ……..sigh.
But while they were not eating hot dogs,JUL ET MAD were drawing upon their fabulous life experiences to create some gorgeous-sounding perfumes. Here is the info on JUL ET MAD, via the lovely, elegant MiN New York
Julien and Madalina have collaborated to create three fragrances as part of an “Histoires d’Amour” compiled as an original novel, with each perfume comprising a chapter within. Here is a snippet from Stilettos on Lex: She’ s back! I can guess her presence behind me by the clacking sound of her high heels on this legendary Lexington Avenue… I turn, and it is her, indeed, with her determined walk, her tall silhouette more real than ever… Pleasure for the eye, trouble for the soul…
Described as a Chypre Fruity-Floral, per the press packet Stilettos on Lex has these notes:
Head: Lemon,Pear,Davana Plum Liquor
Heart: Lily of the Valley, Violette Leaves, Rose Absolute, Heliotrope, Iris, Carnation
Bottom: Musk, Madagascar Vanilla, Indonesian Patchouli, Atlas Cedarwood
The other two perfumes also set the stage for an ‘experience in place’, with references to the fresh breeze gliding through a charming St- Germaine sidewalk cafe and the startling effect of a stranger’s aura (been there) to the beautiful play of light and darkness amongst the streets and canals of Venice, as these two souls become more and more enchanted with each other.
Amour de Palazzo‘s notes: Head : Four Spice (pepper, cloves, ginger, nutmeg)
Heart : Absolute of Violette, Atlas Cedarwood, Leather, Indonesian Patchouli, Labdanum
Bottom : Musk, Oudh, Amber, Papyrus, Animal Castoreum
All three perfumes are created by Dorothee Piot, Maison Robertet.
But..Wait! Musette! You didn’t list the notes for Terrasse a St-Germain. A-ha! (she says, in her best Maurice Chevalier voice)…that’s because there is a giveaway – but I thought we’d have a bit of fun! In order to be eligible for this giveaway, you must give me YOUR thoughts on what the notes might be. Here’s an excerpt from that chapter:
Paris. Tender sunlight and bright fresh air of springtime. Saint-Germain. A pleasant noise of the conversa-
tions all-around floats over the café terrace. From her table, in perfect quietude, she watches the passers-by…
when suddenly she observes this elegant silhouette, virile and relaxed, crossing the boulevard in front of her.
Their look at each other… they are captivated… It s intense, magnetic… He approaches… Keeps regarding her…
A moment of inattention, the sidewalk missed… A false step he transforms rapidly in a gracious reverence,
accompanied by this charming smile… a bit embarrassed, a bit amused… Everything lasts no more than one
second, the handsome stranger walks away…
You don’t have to be right. Just have fun with it! And this is a great giveaway! MiN New York is giving away a travel trio with 7ml of each scent, ever so elegantly packaged. Isn’t this gorgeous. Sigh. I really envy you guys. I get to write about it. You get to win it. Sigh. Carmine will pull a winner via random.org on Wednesday at 3p CST 10 October. Winner will be announced when I get back from Sniffa!!!