Hello everyone, I’d just like to take a few words to introduce myself. My name is Chére and I’m the newest contributor here at BoTO. I’m really excited to be a part of this blog as well as the fragrance community. I recently met Danielle in what I feel was a moment of serendipity. We discovered each others love of scent and the need to share it with others. The rest is history and now I’m here. I hope you enjoy my first post as well as all of the others to come. Cheers!
Le Parfum Couture takes you on a sophisticated and somehow whimsical journey. At the opening it’s a sparkling origin of vibrant citrus and spicy cinnamon. Both cinnamon and citrus in scent are known as invigorators, so it’s as if these top notes are saying, “Hey you, take note, awaken”. The initial effervescence of the citrus (tangerine, specifically) gives way to a sweetness. Still beautiful, as it mingles with cinnamon. Together they morph into a more complex, warmer state. There you find powdery sweet orange blossoms, soft honey, majestic rose, and animalis. This is the interesting part of the journey. Like a complex well-orchestrated symphony the heart notes (and still some remnants of the head notes) take turns being solo and then in unison deliver beautiful music. One moment you smell the rose, then it goes earthy, then spicy, then rich honey. As it settles into your skin, you detect more earth. I get tiny hints of metallic oud and maybe some woody cedar. The base notes include creamy amber, sandalwood, patchouli and white musk. These being my favorite scents, I loved the base of course. It starts to become animalic with intermittent bursts of honey. It becomes that skin scent that you wake up with, but add a touch of refinement. It’s Audrey Hepburn’s morning skin scent in a nutshell. This magnificent specimen leads you through tangerine dreams into spicy cinnamon plains, subdued by honey-dripping sweetness, into a forest of woods, amber, and musk.
Life has been piling up the serendipitous events so quickly that I can hardly keep track of them…
As you know, I’ve recently signed off–for the most part–from BoTO, along with my long-time partner in pleasure, Anne-Marie. I’d been feeling an overwhelming sense that Beauty on The Outside wasn’t done, and because of this, it was hard for me to move away from it; I knew that it didn’t belong on the back-burner. So I kept my mind open, believing that someone or something would come along…
The other night when I was out with Lorien, we met and became instant friends with two guys and a gal. After just a few minutes of talking, I discovered a perfumista in my midst! What luck! I asked her about blogging, and she said that she’d been thinking about starting; she’d been in the midst for three years, and had been feeling the rumblings of wanting to add her voice. It was then that I made her a proposition: give BoTO a try? We’ve got the best audience, wonderful commenters and followers, and we want to keep delighting them!
I managed to convince her
I’m so pleased to introduce:
You’ll be hearing from her very soon!