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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.

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Le Muguet du 1er mai / May 1st Lily of the Valley


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May 1st is   “La Fête du Travail” or Labor Day in France but it is also “La Fête du Muguet” a celebration that dates back to the Renaissance during Charles IX.  It is a day we celebrate the blossoming of Lilly of the Valley and the arrival of Spring. The tradition is to give your loved ones, friends and/or acquaintances a little bouquet or sprig of Muguet to bring good fortune and happiness! Today on May 1st in France it is given away or sold on every street corner. According to the language of flowers Lilly of the Valley signifies “The return of happiness!”

Lilly of the Valley (Convallaria majalis) is a herbaceous plant that grows in temperate regions and blooms in Spring. It has small bell-shaped flowers arranged in clusters with a very strong and pleasant fragrance. Lilly of the Valley usually flowers in the woods, where it is cool and wet.

I remember picking…

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