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Coriandre, created by Jean Couturier’s wife, Jacqueline, is  (Jean Couturier 1973) opaque, utterly green, mysterious and stunning in its eau de parfum form.  In its eau de toilette form it is a little lighter, less opaque and more floral at first and eventually much more citrusy.  It has bright mossy notes that feel as profound as a fragrance could ever be…   There are some scents that are romantic, some that are charming and many that are beautiful, but there are few as poetic as Coriandre.  I think it’s the strong note of coriander – rarely used – that pulls at the florals, aldehydes and warm base notes to bring out something very poignant and yet graceful too.

Top notes: aldehydes, coriander, orange blossom, angelica and bergamot.  Middle notes: violet root, lily, jasmine, rose, geranium, iris and ylang-ylang. Base notes: sandalwood, patchouli, musk, civet, oakmoss and vetiver.


It’s been a long weekend and it just started…  It’s nice to see family, but there’s just been a lot going on lately and I’m starting to physically feel it a little.  Although, the running helped I think.  I need to do that again asap


I hope your weekend is starting off nicely.  Do you have any pleasant plans?  I hope so.  🙂

At any rate, there’s a lot to be thankful for, as cliché as that sounds it’s true and good to remember.


Lately I’ve had a lot of sweets.  It’s that time of the year.  However, as mothers are oft to remind us, one should never overindulge or an upset tummy is sure to develop. I don’t have an upset tummy, thankfully, but the thought of anything sweet sounds revolting at the moment…

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Coriandre, by Jean Couturier (Jean Couturier 1973) to the rescue. It’s perfectly green, floral, earthy, so 1970’s and superbly settling. I may even be starting to fancy 1970’s green scents after all…  Sometimes, they suit the moment better than any other.

This chypre has notes of violet root, rose, coriander (of course), angelica, iris, geranium, oakmoss, and vetiver, just to name a few.

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Last night I finished decorating the tree (mostly) and today I’m sending off our Christmas cards.  I have a feeling this month is going to go by exceedingly fast.  Are you ready?  🙂

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