Sweet Cream: Article in NYT

Crme_splendide “Open a jar of Givenchy’s Skin Drink and inhale. It’s one of the most wonderful scents I’ve ever smelled, the fragrance of a newborn mixed with the scent of a flower still in half bud. It’s an all-but-invisible scent, as beautiful as it is translucently unpalpable. I call Françoise Donche, Givenchy’s olfactologist in Paris, and ask, “C’mon, tell me — who is this?” After a bit, she does. The scent of this cream was created by a perfumer named Pierre Bourdon.” Read the rest of the article about scented skin care by Chandler Burr in New York Times.  Thanks to Miriam for the link!

Speaking of scented skin care, if you have not tried Annick Goutal rose scented Crème Splendide, I would highly recommend it. It is simply wonderful on all counts (other than its old-fashioned screw top jar packaging). More information is available from Annick Goutal website.

Monday: Jean Patou Sira des Indes review.


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  • deborah_d: It always seems so unfair that some of the nicest scents occur in body products, which don’t have good lasting power, and are never made into personal fragrances. Or they come out with a fragrance, but it doesn’t smell the same. I wonder if it’s really so hard to transfer a scent from one medium to another. It would be nice if all scents were magically available in all forms! February 26, 2006 at 2:50am Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: I think that it is more difficult to transfer perfume oil into the body cream, gel, soap than vice versa. But overall, yes, you are right. It would be nice to have these scents in all forms. February 26, 2006 at 12:20pm Reply

  • violetnoir: I have often felt that some of the best scents were in lotions, scrubs and other body products, one more reason that I am a body products junkie (as well as a perfumeaholic, lol!).

    Bliss has this incredible line of bergamot vanilla body products that smell so yummy you wish the fragrance would last all day.

    And, of course, Guerlain Meteorites started out as a face powder or something like that, right?

    I can’t wait to smell Skyn Iceland’s first perfume. If you find out more about it, please let me know.

    Hugs! February 27, 2006 at 5:02pm Reply

  • Bela: I love the scents of my favourite face oil and hand cream, as well as that of – I hardly dare to say it – the powder I use to deodorize my cat’s litter tray. I’m not kidding: it smells like a vintage French perfume.

    Guerlain Météorites did indeed start out as a face powder.

    Very nice article, V.:-) February 27, 2006 at 11:48pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: R, I will certainly do. I have never tried Bliss bergamot vanilla line, but it sounds wonderful. I cannot say that I use many scented body products, but I love scented soap. February 28, 2006 at 9:16pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: J, wow! That must be some powder. 🙂 I have never seen anything like that here. February 28, 2006 at 9:17pm Reply

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