I am always cheered by fragrance, whether on top of the world or down in the dumps, for every day is not always as glorious as we would like.
The thought of scent and how it makes me feel is a tonic… an uplifter… Fragrance is one of the great priviledges we enjoy as women.
I believe, it’s not quite the same for men.
Perfume and I have always had a love affair… a particular bouquet can evoke memories of the happiest and oftentimes saddest days.
That’s the miracle of perfume…For every moment is worthy of remembering.
There are certain fragrances in a woman’s life… favourites that we have hand picked for their top notes, their subtlety or their strength.
Wishes and dreams, hopes and desires are held close… dabbed and sprayed with full hearts.
I have spent many moments searching for a fragrance that is me, thats awakens my spirit and allows me to feel my best feminine self.
Along with Gardenia Passion there are two exceptional fragrances that I adore.
They are from long established French houses and both are often forgotten in the “latest and greatest world” of promotion that we live in.
As lovers of all things French, these two scents can hold pride of place on our dressing tables.
If I could perfume you with either of these right now… I know you would agree.
I must be in a nostalgic frame of mind… for when I think of these two fragrances I feel emotional.
I am smiling softly as I write this… flashes of memory coming in and out.
I can recall when I bought my first bottle of Molinard de Molinard… I remember so clearly Quelque Fleurs on my dressing table in France.
Those delicious girly moments when we are deciding ‘what’ scent.
And perfuming… perfuming the French way.
A mist of fragrance to walk through and coat the body rather than an unceremonius squirt behind the ears or on the wrists.
Perfume is about so much more than aromas. Perfume is about emotion, about our identity.
Perfume is about feeling beautiful, desired and self confident… xv
On My Dressing Table… Always
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one of my most loved images taken by carla coulson for french essence
molinard de molinard is peeping out at the back…quelque fleurs is hiding on the right