Shalimar Eau De Cologne

Shalimar Eau De Cologne differs from the other variations of Shalimar.  There is something wilder about this fragrance, in my opinion.  It’s more bubbly, tangy, and outspoken. While the Eau De Parfum is a powdery sheer veil of scent, the Eau De Cologne jumps off the skin (at least on me).  Of course, generally the…

Eau De Joy

According a website devoted to discovering and discussing the favorite perfume of celebrities, Joy by Jean Patou was a favorite fragrance of Jackie Kennedy.  Eau De Joy launched in 1953 as a sister to Joy, is a gummy fruit (on my skin it smells like there is a grape note in this scent, though it’s not listed)…

L’Aimant

Coty’s classic scent, L’Aimant (Coty 1927) is a rich, powdery masterpiece.  I think because it’s a “drugstore fragrance” it can sometimes be perceived poorly, but every time I smell L’Aimant (the vintage in particular) on my skin I am reminded of its wonders.  There’s a sweetness, depth, warmth and almost wholesomeness in L’Aimant that is…

Evening in Paris

Created by the legendary Ernest Beaux in 1928 for Bourjois, Evening in Paris, or Soir de Paris, is a tremendously unique fragrance.  To me it smells like vintage L’Aimant mixed with cigarettes.  I imagine it truly smells like Paris in the evenings of yesteryear – the cigarette note smells retro too… The notes for this…

Intimate

Last night I decided to make a recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks, Jane Grigson’s classic, English Food, A New Edition of the Cookery Classic Revised and Updated by the Author – a great resource for authentic English recipes. I figured that since it was my chosen, “book of the week” that making a…