Orangers En Fleurs Extrait (repost from my blog in 2020)

I already know what I’m receiving from my husband for Christmas: Orangers En Fleurs Extrait.

It arrived from Saks too. The extrait is regularly $600.00 but on Cyber Monday it was $510.00. That’s a deal. *smile*

(Please note my sense of humor with this post.)

Actually, I’m being serious though. Orangers En Fleurs Extrait never “goes on sale” and a $90.00 savings is nice.

As you may or may not know, Orangers En Fleurs is one of my signatures. I like to say that it’s the persona I use in the world. Although, it is me. I am my persona to a point.

We all do that though, you know. We all have the internal us and the external us, to some degree. It’s part of functioning in society productively. You know? Anyway, this is the part of me that most people see.

Very vintage No. 22 is my heart. Fleurs de Feu and Red Roses mixed comprises my entire actual being.

But…I love Orangers En Fleurs and as I’ve said a million times practically, most people seem to love it on me. It must work well with my chemistry. I must project a pleasant fragrance trail and I love that. Matter-of-fact I decided to invest in the extrait because of that.

So the thing is, Orangers En Fleurs Extrait is really mostly just a more intense version of the eau de parfum. You know how some fragrances change a lot in the various “concentrations” well this one doesn’t really. It’s just Orangers En Fleurs done much more intensely. And the extrait is a bit more refined and there’s a certain beauty and elegance that comes with all of that clarity and quality, of course. But really it is very similar.

At first I was slightly disappointed by that similarity actually, but then I noticed the differences and the way it wore on my skin over time and I realized what I had. Wonderful! *smile*

My next fragrance purchases will be vintage Liu, more very vintage Chanel No. 22 or a bigger bottles of Fleurs de Feu and Red Roses. I’m starting to drastically slow down my buying pace. I’ll likely do a few reviews here and there of bottles I actually haven’t reviewed yet, but for the most part the fragrant portion of this blog will be reposts.

Until later.

Chanel Jersey Parfum (repost from my blog in 2020)

As I wrote yesterday, I’ve decided to go through my perfume collection and review them all again one by one. I’ll start with my Chanels. Chanel is my favorite fragrance house (I love their cosmetics as well) and I’m shocked to discover I’m starting to find their clothes and accessories more agreeable with my personal style now. I bought a Lagerfeld era 90’s tweed Chanel jacket this winter and it’s changed my perception of their haute couture. I think growing-up I associated their garments with the sort of women who…were terrified of spiders and found fishing “icky”. Very “Sex and the City” to reference popular 2000’s/90’s culture. I’m straight and female but I like fishing. I can even fillet my own fish… But…beauty is beauty and Chanel haute couture is beautiful and often my style too. It begs to be included if it can be. I shouldn’t fight it.

Anyway, Chanel jersey is iconic of course. Mlle. Coco Chanel used jersey in ways that were magic. Innovative. Genius. And Chanel Jersey parfum with its soft, sweet and yet refined lavender note does evoke a certain relaxed elegance found in Chanel jersey.


I bought this bottle of parfum from Chanel a year or so ago and I’ve used it a few times. But regardless, it’s one I’ll keep. I have a lot of memories and feelings attached to Chanel Jersey (the fragrance) and it’s worth having. It’s a quiet fragrance that barely projects but…it’s still worth it. It’s a joy.

This is one will stay.