Crazylibellule and The Poppies launched 26 Juin (Ile d'Yeu) in 2009, as the first fragrance in a promised series called "Tous les matins du monde." Although Crazylibellule is known primarily for its solid perfume "Crazysticks," 26 Juin was released in a liquid cologne format as well as a solid stick. Its fragrance notes include orange, peach, plum, rose, jasmine, lily of the valley, orange blossom, cardamom, black pepper, precious wood, vanilla and musk.
Ile d'Yeu is an island off the west coast of France; I've never been there, but I can imagine that it must be a lovely place to spend a mid-summer day. 26 Juin has the refreshing, effervescent feeling of a traditional Eau de Cologne, although its composition is described as a "fruity hesperidic floral." There's quite a bit of citrus in the top notes, including something lemony. The rest of the fragrance gives off a freshly-sliced peach note, the suggestion of a few green leaves, and a very cheerful plum-and-rose heart that would appeal to fans of Annick Goutal Quel Amour!. 26 Juin (Ile d'Yeu) is fizzy and juicy, sweet and tart, like a summer cocktail or a bite of candied fruit. Yet it also has just enough pepper and musk to balance all the fruit notes, and it never ends up smelling like all the summer flanker fragrances that clutter up the department-store counters at this time of year.
Crazylibellule's 26 Juin is one of my favorite fruity florals for casual wear; as we move into July and August, I'll be rotating it with Diptyque L'Ombre dans L'Eau and Clarins Eau des Jardins, two other favorites that counteract my discomfort on hazy-hot-and-humid days. I happen to prefer the spray formulation of 26 Juin, since the liquid has more sillage than the stick version. Its staying power is well above average for a cologne, but it's still light enough so that I can spritz it on generously. 26 Juin's packaging, decorated with a cascade of summer-bright floral motifs, is sweetly chic (like all Crazylibellule designs). And I have one more reason, a personal one, for enjoying 26 Juin (Ile d'Yeu): June 26 is my birthday, so I can imagine that this fragrance was created especially for me when I wear it.
Crazylibellule and The Poppies 26 Juin (Ile d'Yeu) is available as liquid "L'Eau de Crazy Cologne" (200 ml) and a "Crazystick" solid fragrance (5 g). It was created as a limited edition, but you can still find it online with a little searching; also see the listing for Crazylibellule and The Poppies under Perfume Houses.