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Vive le Muguet! Return of Happiness


May 1st is   “La Fête du Muguet a celebration that dates back to the Renaissance.  According to the language of flowers Lily of the Valley or Muguet signifies “The return of happiness!” 

Lily of the Valley is also an exquisite fragrance and widely used in luxury soaps, perfumes, body and hand lotions as well as candles. However, the essential oils of Lilly of the Valley are very difficult to extract and most French perfumes such as Diorissimo by Christian Dior have to resort to using a synthetic version.

However, Lily of the Valley by Penhaligon`s is a Floral Green fragrance for women. Lily of the Valley was launched in 1976. The nose behind this fragrance is Michael Pick hall. Top notes are bergamot, Amalfi lemon, and geranium; middle notes are lily-of-the-valley, rose, ylang-ylang, and jasmine; base notes are sandalwood and, oakmoss. This product is manufactured in the UK.

Bestsellers Lily of the Valley /Muguet Selections

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10 Classic French Perfumes


Perfume is a luxurious necessity that has the power to uplift, inspire, comfort, arouse. captivate, intoxicate and seduce…  it makes me feel good and I miss it terribly when I am out. I’d rather just wear an essential authentic oil than a cheap perfume.  Perfume is a powerful trigger of emotions and a myriad of feelings and nostalgia. One whiff and I am transported back in time, revisiting a memory, a moment, an instant. Perfume is part of a woman’s secret allure and persona, her scent lingers on and follows her as her signature. There are so many delicious perfumes but for this list’s sake, I selected 10 classic French Perfumes.

On the other hand, I’ve always wanted to have a collection of French Perfumes  (Parfums, Eau de Parfum) to wear following l’Air du Temps with so many wonderful classics to choose from like Chanel,  Givenchy (from my hometown), YSL, Thierry Mugler, Guerlain , Christian Dior,  Jean Patou or the newer ones like Annick Goutal and Dyptique etc…

L’Air du Temps by Nina Ricci was my very first French Perfume

 

No elegance is possible without perfume. It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory.  Coco Chanel

Eau D’Hadrien – Annick Goutal

La Vie est Belle de Lancome 

Chanel No 5

 

The classic Joy by Jean Patou

 

On a personal note, both my chéri and I share the same passion for Patchouli and this classic fragrance  Patchouli from Réminiscence Paris.

 

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French Men’s Fragrance  come in  Eau de Cologne, Eau de Toilette or Eau de Parfum depending on the intensity of fragrance and oil concentration. Here are a few popular classics.

Farenheit de Dior

L’homme d’Yves Saint Laurent

Bleu de Chanel

 

and remember…

Just like men, perfume is never perfect right away you have to let it seduce you.  Jean Patou

 

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