Elegant Rose

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My very first experience with perfume was a fragrance called Tearose de Paris, a golden liquid inside a rectangular bottle with black cap. I believe it’s a gift from the Turkish lady that used to watch over me while Mum was working. Mum still keeps it in the bathroom cabinet although she rarely uses it due to  its fickle spray top.
For me, this fragrance was the first one I’ve ever smelled actively – or at least the first I can recall smelling – and it has defined my taste. I like perfumes to smell elegant and refined – not overwhelming floral or yummy fruity, which most of the fragrances found in drugstores and supermarkets are, e. g. Bruno Banani Magic Woman, which would make a great ice cream flavor.
Yves Rocher Rose Absolue, on the other hand, fits the bill. It’s an elegant rose with hints of cinnamon in the top notes and a warm base. For further information, take a look at nstperfume.com and boisdejasmin.typepad.com, their reviews made me interested in Rose Absolue.
Frankly spoken, I didn’t fell in love with it immediately but deemed it as pleasant. It was Mum who loved it and offered to share the price (approx. 25€, 50% off) and the bottle.
With temperatures dropping I decided to give it another try, hoping that its honey note would appear less candied. Yves Rocher Rose Absolue is made for cool days like hot tea with just the right amount of sweetness. It’s sweet, yes, but not plain white sugar but rich golden caramel and honey. And it makes you feel warm, a luxurious blanket draped around you, that you want to snuggle in. boisdejasmin describes this as “plush quality. It is a heavy silk, rather than a nylon blend.” I fully agree.
In addition, it has an amazing staying power on me. Sprayed three days ago it can be still faintly detected and that although I’m quite fuzzy about hygiene and always rush to the next sink to scrub my hands.

Image credit:fragrantica.com.

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Fragrances: More & More, Helène D’arcy Enjoué & Gin Tonic Happy Hour

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I went to Rossmann to buy  toothpaste and decided to try out some fragrances there. I chose three fragrances I wanted to try that day and started to spray them on my hand.

Quand je suis allée chez Rossmann pour acheter de la dentifrice, j’ai rendu visite au rayon du parfum pour tester quelques parfums sur ma peau.
Après avoir choisi trois arômes j’ai commencé à les vaporiser sur ma main.

More & More:
Noticing that the bottle was soft pink I already expected something feminine and soft. And how right I was! It’s really feminin but in a good way. It smells really soft and gentle like precious silk. Classic. And not girly or cheap. It’s a scent I want to sleep in, so comfortable. In its description grapefruit is mentioned which I didn’t notice, so next time I’ll pay attention to this note.
I will try it one more time and will decide then if it’s worth to be bought.    Continue reading

Lovely Lemongrass Scent


I always feel bad leaving a store without having bought anything. Though I don’t have that feeling when I leave a clothes store because there I don’t have to pass the cashier like in a drugstore or in a supermarket.
And this time the unpleasant feeling was even stronger since I just tried lots of the fragrances just for fun and without intending to get one. That’s why I began to wander around in the store racking my brain if there’s something I need to buy till I remembered that I still need a new deodorant.

Je me sens mal en quittant un magasin sans rien avoir acheté. Bien que je n’aie pas ce sentiment quand je quitte un magasin de vêtements parce que je n’y ai besoin de passer la caisse comme dans une droguerie-herboristie ou comme dans un supermarché.
Et cette fois le sentiment desagréable a été même plus fort puisque je viens de tester beaucoup de parfums sans vouloir acheter un.

So I stood in front of the shelf with the deodorants on it and had to make my choice:

Should I go for the tried and tested one or should I try something new? I’ve been using my current deodorant since quite some time now since it smells incredibly good. Actually I always decide based on the packaging and the scent.
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