I was there for only 3 days (not even 3 full days at that) but I still think time flies when you’re in Paris. It went by in a flurry of visits and walks.
On Friday afternoon I met Asali for the first time and we thought we’d visit several perfume shops that afternoon.
Our first stop was L’Artisan’s boutique just opposite the Louvre with the Numeros.
Ok, so we didn’t smell them all on skin properly, but first from the bowls, and then on strips and only numbers 1, 3, 4 and 10 (those were the only ones they had).
I really liked number 3 for Germany and Asali prefered number 10 but overall, I can’t say I think they are that special. And the number 3 (with lavender, iris and vetiver) seemed very familiar to me while I was smelling it on me. I still didn’t remember what exactly it is reminding me of.
Next, we managed a quick visit to Sephora where I wanted to try the new Aromatics Elixir (and didn’t, because the tester was empty) but we sniffed some of the Guerlains on offer.
And here we are: Asali
I am not very happy to be falling a bit for Tonka Imperiale, I can tell you that. (170 euros not happy)
Also, I wouldn’t mind having some Cologne du Parfumeur as it smells like an extremely classy and elegant cologne.
The really surprising thing was that I seriously like La Petite Robe Noire. 🙂 It’s frivolously easy to like.
Btw, we were lucky to even get these 2 photos as an SA arrived and said it was forbidden to take pictures.
Our next stop was Sens Unique and that also turned out to be our last stop for the day. 🙂
The lovely shop owner Svetlana spent almost 2 hours with us explaining everything and discussing perfumes.
Asali was convinced (by Svetlana) that there might actually be a green perfume out there she might enjoy wearing.
I, on the other hand, asked directly if she knew of a Christmasy perfume. And she did.
Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be Une Crime Exotique by Parfumerie Generale. 🙂
The other one by Parfumerie Generale that caught my attention was Cedre Sandaraque – a really strange concoction – starting too sharply on me but then turning into something dangerously intriguing.
I will have to give it more time and then possibly decide if I need to buy it – if I’ll be able to wear it often enough.
I walked out with Une Crime Exotique of course. 🙂
Afterwards we sat down for a glass of Kir – I never tried that before, dry white wine and a bit of blackcurrant syrup – yummy.
(I stand corrected – Laurinha explained that the cassis syrup isn’t a syrup but Creme de cassis, also liquor – see comments below)
Asali is even nicer in real life than through emails and we just started talking from where we left off previously.
And she has lovely green eyes – if you’re wondering why I’m saying that, it’s because I’ve always wanted to have green eyes. 🙂
Next to come – what happened on Saturday. 🙂
Tagged: Paris, Sens Unique