the sweet smell of friends
Apr 20, 2010
just spent a long weekend with my 4 best friends, we know each other since school! these are our current favourite fragrances
The women's fragrance that evokes the timeless essence of falling in love. Discover the sensual essence of velvety woods, extravagant florals and seductive musk. Award Winner: FIFI Woman’s Fragrance Star of the Year Specialty/Department Stores, 1999. Glamour "Glammy" Best Fragrance 206.
Emerging from a burst of sunshine, Summer by Kenzo blends an array of opposites: Sensual and Modern, Refreshing and Warm, Floral and Sweet to create a sultry and succulent fragrance that caresses the skin. Top notes: Lemon, Citrus, Ivy Leaves, Bergamot. Middle notes: Mimosa, Violet Leaves, Bitter Almond. Base notes: Amber, Cedar, Styrax, White Musk. Made in France
L'Eau Neuve by Lubin was created in the spring of 1968, when an entire generation was rebelling against France's borgeois conventions. This mass energetic youth wanted nothing to do with "ladies perfumes", fuelling a new trend for "Eaux Fraîches", a new twist on traditional Eau de Cologne. These fragrances were more concentrated than previous colognes and had a stronger essence added by discreet, crisp, and vibrant accords, giving them an elegant, lasting impact. These Eaux embodied the rediscovery of natural ingredients, particularly the Mediterranean ingredients that made up the foundation of Italian and French perfumeries in the 18th century. These new Eaux Fraîches were a part of what was referred to as the "New naturality". L'Eau Neuve by Lubin, the product of flower children epitomizes its time. It included the traditional citrus orchard of oranges, lemons and bergamots and aromatic notes such as thyme, chamomile, marjoram, and, of course, lavender. A harmonious, subtle accord of rose petals and jasmine could be detected in the background. The finishing touches to this well-built creation would have been incomplete without the woody notes of cedar and sandalwood, and the chypre accord of patchouli and real oak moss. However, the free-spirited women wearing this fragrance, from Katmandu to San Francisco, had no idea that Lubin's "Eau Neuve" was not only a nod to the new generation and its desire for liberation, but also tribute to a much older Eau de Toilette called Eau de Lubin, which was created in 1798. The term "Eau de Toilette" was used exclusively for Mr. Lubin's creation. This fragrance first became popular among the refined gentlemen and ladies of that time, and later became the favorite of Empress Josephine and Queen Marie Amelie, the last queen of France. This connotation made it only natural that "Eau Neuve" would redefine perfumery and become the signature fragrance of a new generation. Eau Neuve by Lubin has been re-released in a psychedelic multi-colored bottle.
Lubin Eau Neuve £84.46
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ashley303 Oh how sweet! Love this tribute......I just spent the weekend at the wedding of one of my best friends from junior high.....our other best friend and I were bridesmaids! Aren't old friends the best?!
Apr 20, 2010
HISTORIE-GIRL oooh...this look is so sweet! my mom always told me the ones you become friends with in kindergarten (before we form any judgment, inhibitions, etc.) will be our true friends forever...
Apr 20, 2010
jouel What a lovely idea?! and the photo is fantastic!
Apr 22, 2010