White Linen

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Created by the legendary Sophia Grojsman for Estée Lauder in 1978, White Linen (Estée Lauder 1978) starts out with strong 70’s green notes – sharp and heady but then becomes warmer in a reserved but pleasing way (some describe it as maternal), and eventually turns a bit nostalgic with a 1920’s flair (there was a fascination with the 1920’s during 70’s).  In the drydown the nostalgic aldehydes are airy, a bit like vintage Arpege, although it also reminds me of Cie and the current formulation of Chamade edt.  However, it’s Chamade with a refined punch, like a perfume Margaret Thatcher would have worn perhaps.

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Notes include: benzoin, aldehydes, sandalwood, rose, vetiver, lilac, hyacinth, orris, carnation, peach, lemon, lily-of-the-valley, violet, honey, tonka bean, amber, cedar, and iris.

This week was a lot better than the last for us.  I’m very thankful for that…

In fact, I may have become more frustrated by trying to find a safe, effective but skin-friendly suncreen than anything else…  In America it’s not particularly easy to find a sunscreen that doesn’t make you look like a chalky ghost, clog your pores, pollute your body, or waste your money.  In fact, I tried (knowing it probably wouldn’t work) to purchase one from Marks and Spencer (UK) along with pair of sandals, but of course, they wouldn’t ship it overseas.  Grrr. And while I’m discussing it, I have to say that Europeans have a ton of fantastic drugstore products to pick from in general.  In my opinion, the US is far behind in this regard.  I am currently trying to figure out how to get European products with European formulas in the US, and not just the US version of European products because they often, sadly, change the formulas when they sell it here in the US.

Anyway, I hope you had an at least ok week too.  🙂  Any plans for your weekend that you’re looking forward to?

Until Sunday.

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