Wednesday, January 25, 2012

French Eau de Parfum

"Perfume is a form of writing,
An ink,
A choice made in the first person,
The dot on the I,
A weapon,
A courteous gesture,
Part of the instant,
A consequence."

-Serge Lutens-

Are there perfumes whose scent immediately casts you back to another time and place?
A perfume that reminds you of someone you once knew,
perhaps someone whose perfume was their "signature?"

For me, perfume is a small pleasure to be savored and enjoyed.
I spray the perfume in front of me and walk through it.
It gently rains down on me and I carry its scent with me throughout my day.

It is the last thing I put on as I get dressed each morning.

I have, what is for me, a new French fragrance ............Serge Lutens Fleurs d'oranger eau de parfum.

Orange Blossom
White Jasmine
Indian Tuberose
White Rose
Citrus Peel
Hibiscus Seeds

All mixed together to create a white floral and citrus scent.

First blended in 1995, this parfum remains one of Serge Luten's signature scents and now, my favorite.

Sold in the U.S. as an EXPORT RANGE in a 50ml spray bottle

and as an EXCLUSIVE RANGE in a 75 ml splash bottle sold ONLY in Paris at Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido.

I'm putting Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido on my list of "places to visit" for my next trip to France.
Au revoir, Mitty


  1. Talking about your next trip to Paris, OMg I haven't had my first and more than likely never will get to go however love to read about ladies trips there

    Love all your perfume bottles, my grandmother had a large Channel 5 bottle on her dresser for years , someone had gave it to her in the 1950's I wish I had that bottle now

    thanks for stopping by my blog

    No I am not in Tulsa OKlahoma I am in Missouri


  2. Janice,

    I love to travel and have moved around most of my life. My store was opened to satisy three loves, my love for French brocante, my love of the "hunt" (treasure hunt that is!) and my love of travel. Hopefully the store can help to satisfy all three!

    I love old perfume bottles and look for them everywhere. I'll keep an eye out for a 50's Channel No. 5 bottle and let you know if I stumble upon one.

    Take care, Mitty