Friday I went to a perfumery store to buy a perfume for my dear girlfriend. I was looking for something new or at least a sensual fragrance. I tried all the new fragrances and I have to say I was disappointed, no one touched me at all. They owned nice notes but they didn't make a statement if you now what I mean. It was like they were made real fast to make money. I decided to buy a classical Must de Cartier because I'm sure she will love it.
There was one new fragrance that touched me though: First Love by van Cleef & Arpels, it's a lovely fragrance. The bottle is amethyst-colored and does have the same shape as the original First. It's a floral oriental fragrance with notes of grain of paradise, osmanthus and mandarin, peony, ylang-ylang and orchid and in the base amber crystal and vanilla sap. It's true it's a floral oriental but with the wonderful spicy note of grain of paradise that lingers through the whole fragrance. The orchid note is dominant as well in this lovely fragrance. The color of the bottle reflect the fragrance perfectly.
The photo is from: http://www.harbourcity.com.
Wednesday at this blog: an interview with the perfumer Mike Storer!