Arpège (Repost)

DSC07290 (3) Tired!

After a long week, I brought out the epsom salts and Bayer and then doused myself in vintage Arpège by Lanvin (Lanvin 1927). It might seem odd to use perfume when you already have a headache, and perhaps it was foolish, but I figured if I could just find the right scent it might actually help my headache (caused by stress and lack of sleep).  And, I guess it wasn’t so silly after all, because vintage Extrait de Arpège was the perfect soothing elixir I needed.

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According to Fragrantica.com Arpège has top notes of:

Honeysuckle, Peach, Neroli, Lily-of-the-Valley, Aldehydes and Bergamot

middle notes of:

Camellia, Coriander, Iris, Lily, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Lily-of-the-Valley, Rose and Geranium

and base notes of:

Amber, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Musk, Benzoin, Vetiver and Vanilla

It’s powdery, floral, and refined ease.  It has a personality reminiscent of pure French Lavender oil, although there isn’t a Lavender note in the perfume listed.  Like Lavender oil, it fits in marvelously in a myriad of circumstances.  You can’t really go wrong wearing this scent.  It’s dignified and honorable but there’s that Aldehydic friendly sparkle and Benzoin surge that make it more than a bit alluring in an old-world, fantastic sort of way.  In the late dry down it retains it’s virtues but also becomes a slightly intoxicating skin scent.

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I’ve been wearing it all weekend actually.  It’s calming and that’s exactly what I need.  🙂

Have a lovely rest of your weekend… Until Wednesday.

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