Woe is me. The USPS failed to deliver any new perfumes today. Fortunately, I do have a cabinet full of untried samples. So, my scent of the day (part two) is Cinq Mondes Eau Egyptienne.
Eau Egyptienne was created by Olivia Giacobetti back in 2005 for Cinq Mondes, a company that claims to be “the leading French Spa company,” according to their info page at Beautyhabit.
After daubing EE on my wrists and neck, I instantly noticed a kinship with Giacobetti’s Safran Troublant. There’s something else that it reminds me of, which I can’t quite put my finger on at the moment… it has a buzzing quality; ginger? I think that if I were to layer Safran Troublant with Demeter’s Gingerale I might realize a similar effect. The spices, rose, and woody aspects are similar, yet different enough to warrant purchasing a full bottle (only $65!) while also owning a full bottle of ST.
EE is available at Beautyhabit, 100mL for $65
Painting by Peter von Cornelis, “The Recognition of Joseph by his Brothers” Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1816-17