While on vacation, I read Chandler Burr’s The Perfect Scent, a book that follows the creation of a French luxury fragrance and an American mass-market fragrance. The two perfumes, Un Jardin Sur Le Nil for Hermès, and Lovely for actress Sarah Jessica Parker have both been officially been added to my Lemmings List (mostly out of curiosity). The book was great fun to read, and I’m looking forward to reading some more of CB’s offerings.
I’ve never watched Sex in the City—five minutes of an episode a few years back sated my interest for a lifetime—and SJP has never really been on my radar, until now. She is so lovable through Chandler’s eyes, that I just bought a bottle of Lovely Liquid Satin (the silicone spray version of Lovely) un-sniffed. I’m pretty sure that I don’t like Lovely the original; I had a spray sample at some point in the past, which landed in the waste basket (sin of sins!). And I’d promised myself no more bargain perfumes! We all know by now that a few GREAT DEALS! at the discounters is the equivalent of one niche wallet-monster… and Safran Troublant is supposed to be my August purchase.
Un Jardin Sur Le Nil, by Jean-Claude Ellena, is probably worth buying—but I will wait to smell it first. However, JCE’s profile in the book whetted my appetite for The Different Company, and stoked the fire I’ve already got going for the Hermèssence collection.
Oh, but those prices.