Miss Balmain

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Vintage Miss Balmain by Balmain (Balmain 1967) opens with a smoky shock of green aldehydes.  Then it drifts into a fizzy semi sweet bouquet of flowers.  It’s very fresh, powdery, green, floral, bright and glamorous in an Audrey Hepburn wearing late 60’s Paco Rabanne sort of way.  It bounces off of the skin and glitters a bit.

Miss Balmain was aptly named.  This is a youthful fragrance, regardless of how late 60’s it is.  It’s edgy.  It’s fun.  And it’s very pretty…

Top notes:  aldehydes, coriander, gardenia, lemon and green notes.  Mddle notes: carnation, narcissus, orris root, jasmine, rose and lily-of-the-valley.  Base notes: leather, amber, patchouli, coconut, oakmoss, vetiver and tonka bean.

I’ve been listening to Passion Pit a lot lately.  Their most recent album has been growing on me – Passion Pit isn’t quick consumption music.  Every time I listen to it it gets stuck in my head, simmers and then I come back and want to hear it again.  So I decided to read a bit about the band, and in the process of that I ran across a lot of articles about the lead singer, Michael Angelakos.  His openess about his battle with being bi-polar is horribly moving.  I’m glad he decided to let people see that side of him.  I think it can be very humane for celebrities to be real about their pain.  Some people won’t understand but other people will see a deep truth and be comforted by it.  I’m sure he and his wife have taken a tour of hell and come back many times.   It seems like beautiful people are often cut on the jagged edges of this life.  And as corny as it sounds, I hope they’ll both be ok….

I’ve also been listening to Coldplay from the early 2000’s.  It reminds me of when I went to a music store in a mall in 2002, and bought their second album, “A Rush of Blood to the Head.”  The young man working behind the counter who was around my age (I was still a teenager) spoke so excitedly about Coldplay, “I think what really turned me on to Coldplay was when I saw their music video for Yellow.”   His eyes lit up.  I could hardly wait to get home, open up my new cd and listen.

That music store doesn’t exist anymore and I’m sure he’s in his 30’s…  Life moves so fast.

Have a nice rest of your Friday.  🙂

(While I actually prefer the rain…  I love this song.  🙂  )

Daylight 

To my surprise and my delight
I saw a sunrise, I saw sunlight
I am nothing in the dark
And the clouds burst to show daylight

Ooh, and the sun will shine
Yea, on this heart of mine
Ooh, and I realize
Who cannot live without
Ooh, come apart without daylight

On a hill top, on the sky-rise
Like a first born child
On a full day and a full flight
Defeat darkness breaking daylight

Ooh, and the sun will shine
Yea, on this heart of mine
Ooh, and I realize
Who cannot live without
Ooh, come apart without daylight

Slowly breaking through the daylight
Slowly breaking through the daylight
Slowly breaking through the daylight

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