Hey Posse, Yes, it’s RANT time. Ever have this happen? Pedestal Boxes are the bain off my collection. Sure, they look lavish in unboxing videos. Also, if you don’t have a big fragrance wardrobe its nice to have the box on the dresser, life the lid, grab, spritz. Yeah, I get it. Not everyone hates them. The problem is when things are in their boxes, in boxes, on shelves or in drawers. Suddenly the only way to lift them is by the box, forget for two seconds that it’s a pedestal and SMASH!! Disaster.
Pedestal Boxes: Love or Loathe Them?
It was my own fault 100%. I’d taken off the outer wrapping for ease of opening. Like a bloody fool. It’s hardly my first rodeo and that’s what makes the sad demise of my beautiful Le Galion Eau Noble even more infuriating. As I was getting the box all my Neela Vermeire Creations, AETHER and Le Galion perfumes are in to show a friend Eau Noble decided to do a triple somersault suicide dive. The pedestal box came apart and the bottle landed on its lid, all contents draining into the CARPET instantly. So far I’ve been extremely lucky. Over the years having dropped dozens this is the first to smash in my office.
Yes, you read that right. It has smashed and contents flowed into the carpet of my office. It will be a very long while before any perfume reviews will be written from this space. I can’t smell anything much except enormous amounts of Le Galion Eau Noble. Thank everything that it’s one of my loved perfumes. Imagine if it was a scrubber!
Fortunately, since I bought this bottle the Le Galion crew have created more sensible boxes, and the beautiful, slightly updated spritz bottle. ALSO news, Le Galion have recreated Eau Noble for its 50th year with a brand new splash bottle by Pierre Dinand! Mr Dinand also created the original 1972 bottles. How freaking cool is that?
From Le Galion
Top: Bergamot, Citrus, Italian Mandarin, Galbanum
Heart: Lavander, Sage, Geranium
Base: Oak Moss, Indonesian Patchouli, Cedarwood, Musk
1972: In Europe, the end of the 1960s was an important sociological turning point. Women are wearing men’s pants & fragrances, and joining the sexual revolution.
Le Galion launched Eau Noble this year. This is a sporty, citrus, cyprus and leathery fragrance.
Recently I wrote about Le Galion Vetyver.
So what is your take on Pedestal Boxes? Love or Loathe?