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A few weeks ago I promised you to compare the current formulation of Guerlain Après l’Ondée to the older one. I finally had a chance to do so, and I’m happy to report that Après l’Ondée still smells fantastic. It’s different in some ways–the spicy notes are milder, the musky drydown is sweeter, but overall, it’s recognizable. It’s a watercolor of violets and carnations, with a delicious twist of anise. However, some people found that they had difficulty smelling it, and it’s probably due to the type of musk and/or violet notes. So, definitely try it on your skin first.
I also updated my review of Annick Goutal Nuit Étoilée with a discussion of the new Eau de Parfum concentration. Originally I tried and described the Eau de Toilette, which I didn’t like. The EdP, on the other hand, is beautiful and intriguing.
And last but not least, I updated Paris Perfume Shopping Directory with new addresses. Voilà, I believe I followed up on all of my promises, but feel free to nudge me if I forgot anything else.
Photography by Bois de Jasmin, a letter my great uncle wrote in 1944 as he was serving in the army.