...will be released again under the name Jalaine, and should be at aedes in a couple weeks. The line up will include Patchouli, Green Tea, Ocean, Citrus Dream, Lotus, Vanilla Fields, Amber, Musk, Cucumber, Honeysuckle, and Rainforest. The bottle is apparently very similar to the old one, but rounder.
Bargains from luckyscent & i-treasure
On sale at luckyscent: Creation Mathias 40% off, Des Filles a la Vanille 20% off. Thanks to Ina for spotting the sale!
And thank you to Karen for finding this sale at i-treasure, Jan Moran's online store: Clean, Monyette Paris, and Fabulous, all 20% off.
A tale of two peaches: Cote Bastide Peche de Vigne & Keiko Mecheri Peau de Peche
Peach is not usually one of my favorite fragrance notes, as it too often smells overly sweet and synthetic when used in perfume. Anything that smells like fruit roll ups, I’d just as soon not wear on my person. Here are a couple of peach fragrances that don’t smell like they were formulated for the pre-teen market:
Péche de Vigne by Côté Bastide: This is not a complicated fragrance, but it smells exactly like a freshly cut peach: juicy, but not nauseatingly sweet. It is said to have a hint of apricot, but I can’t smell it. It is a body water, and it comes in a whopping 8 oz bottle for around $38. The lasting power is about what you’d expect from a body water — dismal — but you get lots of it for a reasonable price, so you can afford to splash more on every hour…
Montale now has body lotions in the following scents: Oud Queen Roses, Aoud Damascus, White Musk, Sweet Oriental Dream, Sandflowers, and Sandalsliver (not sure if that last one is a typo?). They run €30 for 100 ml.
Thank you to Judy for the news that Harvey Nichols in the UK should have the Bond no. 9 line by the end of May.
And thank you to Katie for passing on this coupon code: 1114466570, good for 10% off any order from adiscountbeauty through May 17. They carry Voluspa, Monyette Paris, and Clean among others.
Get free shipping from Kiehl's on all orders over $30 with the code MYMOM, good through May 1.
Les Bains du Marais Eau de Soin ~ Fleur d'Oranger, Rose Confiture, Jasmin & Musc Blanc
Today I am trying the four Bain du Marais fragrances in the Eau de Soin formula. For background on the line, see yesterday’s interview with Blue Gabor. Here are my brief impressions:
Fleur d’Oranger: This is a soft orange blossom fragrance with musk and honey. It is subtle, but it gets deeper and more honeyed as it warms on the skin. It is lovely on its own, and I tried several big sprays with just a tiny drop of Diptyque Tam Dao, and that was lovely too. My favorite of the four…