Today’s perfume is a fresh bottle of Etro’s Heliotrope. Unlike the soliflore White Heliotrope of Oriza Legrand, this expression pairs soft heliotrope with a sweet almond and cherry for a confection of a fragrance. It is almost Macaron-like. As an EDT, it doesn’t have a daylong presence, but should last through work hours without issue.
Etro is an Italian fashion house founded in Milan at the heght of the Mod Era, known for their psychedelic and bohemian prints. Their perfume line is not overpriced in the realm of the Italian houses bought by LVMH, but they aren’t bargain basement artless celebrity fragrances, by any stretch of the imagination.
Lingerie is a mix of a lace bra from Soma, Rago high waist sheer knickers, an Italian slip, and Wolford patterned tights.
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Today’s perfume is Guerlain’s Insolence. I’m feeling like outrageous violets again. “But,” you say, “what about violets can be outrageous?” I’ll reply that you must be thinking about North American wild violets. I’ll admit that their fragrance is so light as to be nonexistent. But the Parma Violet grown around the Mediterranean is so overflowing with fragrance and petals that she is outrageous and insolent… just my kind of gal. And perfect for perfume.
Lingerie is Dita’s Savoir Faire quarter cup bra with lace overlay and matching knickers.
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Today’s perfume is Caron’s wartime N’aimez Que Moi.
Over yesterday’s Tabac Blond it has a dryer sensibility, but the Bulgarian Rose is still central to its profile.
Lingerie is Dita’s Screen Queen set in black satin and lace with a Secrets in Lace slip, and Wolford tights.
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Today’s perfume is another Oriza L Legrand, White Heliotrope. B figured it would smell lovely over the incense that remains on the
nape of my neck from Reve d’Ossian Heliotrope is an odd beast. Strong and soft floral all at once. I adore it in Guerlain’s L’Heure Bleue and Apres l’Ondee and Jean Desperes’ Bal a Versailles. Definitely something I need to explore more in old formulas before it had to be weakened.
Today’s lingerie is quite a treat. I made a post-holiday clearance score from Nancy Meyer of Seattle, and scored my first ID Sarrieri set. It arrived yesterday. Wow. This Chantilly lace is fucking amazing. The bra is a demi, and is actually comfortable with my shape (which doesn’t often happen in Designer brands), and the knickers are to die for. The high-waist beauties are in the same delicate lace backed with silk and mesh… and zip up the side, as there’s no stretch in them whatsoever. They fit like a glove. *unf*
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Today’s perfume is again Oriza L. Legrand’s Reve d’Ossian. It sticks around so very well, that adding to it the next day only serves to enhance the experience.
A swirling dream of peat and pine fire with leather and incense, I hope that it will impart coziness and comfort to counteract this morning’s commute. This recreation of one of the house’s classic formulas feels like it is from another world.
Legrand’s perfumes have a scent profile that is very indicative of their time (of original formulation) which heavily uses opponox, abadnum, and frankincense.
Today it makes me think of old books.
Lingerie is a wash of blue and black. High waist Lilith knickers by Ulalume Lingerie, a Soma bra, and Italian half slip with Wolford argyle tights.
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Today’s perfume is Guerlain’s crowning glory, a vintage bottle of L’Heure Bleue. Released in 1912, it is a serene abstraction of heliotrope, iris, orange blossom, a touch of anise, topped with sparkling aldehydes. My vintage parfum bottle hails from the 60s, and has aged gloriously. It has achieved depth and softness. Today I expect it to go quite in the direction of orange blossom and heliotrope, mellowing into a powdery softness by bedtime.
Lingerie is a mixed set of Dita Madame X in aquamarine and white, with Wolford tights and a silk slip from Neiman Marcus.
And feeling fabulous in my #truevintage #hermesQu’importe Le Flacon scarf, too.
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Today’s perfume is a layer of two Perfumes from Caron, Tabac Blond and En Avion. I wanted the incense of En Avion, with a sharper edge, and these two go so well together. Both designed for the daring and audacious modern woman, they should be a good set to carry me through the workday.
Today’s Lingerie is Dita’s Park Avenue set in black silk with lace appliques and swarovski details. Tights from Wolford and a silk slip from Elle McPherson in a bright cherry red.
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For today’s glamorous visit to the OBGYN and telework, I chose a Houbigant Fragrance that I have adored for years: Chantilly.
Today’s bottle is a late 1960s edition of the 1941 parfum, from before the formula was purchased from Houbigant by Dana.
A lot of you may know it as a scent that your grandmother wore, or you may have even been gifted a (Dana) set for a holiday or birthday in the 1980s. I love these older bottles, as the ingredients had so much integrity, and they have aged well. These older bottles feel like a naughtier Shalimar… almost a cross between Jolie Madame and Shalimar: all carnation, rose, and vanilla sweetness wrapped around a spicy oakmoss and sandalwood soul, with just the tiniest bit of naughty jasmine. I have feelings of warmth and comfort wrapped around this piece of personal nostalgia.
Today’s lingerie is a silk Natori camisole under a cashmere sweater, Soma knickers, and another round of a dozen socks.
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