Short but pretty spots for the Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano collection. I is first, then II, III & IV are below the jump.
That's because POP is all about everything that a major fragrance usually isn't. There's no come-hither ad campaign, no wear-this-to-make-a-lover-swoon messaging. (The print ad, a simple close-up of the four faces, "was about letting the girls be themselves and not airbrushing them. Letting them have eyebrows and roots and the whole shebang," McCartney says.)
— Read more at Stella McCartney's New Scent Breaks All the Major Fragrance Rules at Elle.
In a review of Hermès 24, Faubourg, I compared it to the company’s Constance bag.1 While sampling Parfum d’Hermès, I couldn’t help but think of a mild-mannered cousin to 24, Faubourg. So, let me play the game one more time and pair Parfum d’Hermès with the Jige bag. To me, the Jige, a clutch, is a less formal, less sharply featured version of the Constance shoulderbag. So Parfum d’Hermès is to 24, Faubourg.
Perfumers Akiko Kamei and Raymond Chaillan developed Parfum d’Hermès. Its notes include aldehydes, bergamot, hyacinth, Egyptian jasmine, Florentine iris, ylang ylang, Bulgarian rose, labdanum, cedarwood, musk, amber, spices and vanilla. I’d add orange blossom to that list. Parfum d’Hermès was released in 1984. It shows a little of the era’s swagger in its top notes, but it calms into a sweet, proper perfume almost right away…
It’s Monday, again, and in the US, Memorial Day. Hope everyone had a good weekend! I am finishing up a home improvement project, so posting will be very light today, although Angie will be along with a review later, as always. And a quick reminder: the next Freebiemeet will be this coming Saturday.
What fragrance are you wearing?
I’m in a splash of Florida Water. Tea at the moment: a double-strength Assam.
Reminder: 6/3 will be Leap of Faith Friday…