Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Eau De Parfum - a happy thought

I just happened upon these treasures from Anthropologie. I don't usually use a scent but these look quite tempting indeed... some of them even for the bottle if not for anything else. ♥ 
This, I could not help posting about. Of all the fragrances they have at Anthropologie, this one wins, hands-down. This gem of a fragrance! Is this not the most quaint little thing you've ever seen? Oh my! How my heart flutters at the sight of it! Ah me... 

Inspired by The Grand Tour - a trip across Europe enjoyed by young ladies in the 19th century as a finishing course to their educations - this ethereal floral scent evokes rose gardens, high teas and happy accidents. The eau de parfum is housed in an inkwell bottle topped with a pincushion and Victorian-inspired pins, while the more highly concentrated parfum is housed in replicas of crystal tear catchers from the era. 

Created by Marypierre Julien of Givaudan, pink peppercorns and Darjeeling tea are splashed with a burst of grapefruit, a dash of wisteria and the scent of ancient Alba roses, then softened with amber wood and cashmere musk - For the hopeless romantics (Floral, in other words.).  68 dollars.

 I suppose, this would not be too hard to make for yourself! 
Your favorite vintage glass bottle or inkwell with a cork or lid... make a simple pincushion with your treasured, but too small for anything swatch of fabric and perhaps a metal lid turned upside down glued onto the top of the other lid. Voila! Then of course, there is the problem of no perfume, but that could be remedied with taking your favorite fragrance out of it's uncouth plastic spray bottle and filling your precious container with it's flowery contents. ♥ Is it not an inspired idea? I ask you!

These sound so nice... Inspired by Tea! And supposed to smell like tea too. That's the best part. :]

 1856 Darjeeling by Adriana Medina: touches of cardamom, mint, fresh jasmine and cedarwood highlight this yellow tea blend- for the woodsy gals (That's me according to their fragrance guide). :)
And it also comes in a 'pencil' version.  Fragrance Pencil, 1856 Darjeeling. This sounds very useful! And only 10 dollars. Not too bad for this particular store. :)

Rich amber patchouli blends royally with vanilla musk and hints of tuberose and grapefruit (FLORAL) 15 dollars.
I picked this one out just because it's pretty. ♥

All my love, Marguerite

1 comment:

SisterlyLove said...

Those are so pretty! What a great idea to make your own though! Do it and then give it to me OK? :)