Your Perfume, Your Way

 

 

L'air Du Temps  by Nina Ricci
L’air Du Temps by Nina Ricci

Perfume is such a personal thing. It evokes emotions, reflects your mood, or conveys the image you want to project for a specific occasion.   Many ladies love to try the latest fragrance and don’t settle on a favorite. Others, choose “their” special scent and stay true to it for years. Another approach is to choose which fragrance best projects the image you desire for a specific occasion.

I just read an interesting interview with fragrance designer, Terry de Gunzburg, who worked for Yves Saint Laurent for fifteen years.  She is an advocate of choosing a fragrance to give you a certain presence in different settings.

La Panthre by Cartier
La Panthre by Cartier

For daytime, she suggests keeping it light and feminine with scents of irises and violets as a base.   Citrus scents convey a bold brightness and energy. Floral will temper this strong message.

Ms. Gunzberg chooses her “red lipstick scent” when she wants to impress – a fragrance that has notes of rich red rose, a touch of vanilla, amber, patchouli and jasmine. She believes that this creates an image of a beautiful, confident, brainy woman. She also has certain combinations of fragrances or when she is hosting an event, attending a charity ball or enjoying a romantic dinner.

Trèsor by Lancôme
Trèsor by Lancôme

I tend to favor one fragrance – perhaps a lighter scent in summer and stronger for winter but it had not occurred to me to select the fragrance for the occasion. No matter which is your style, we have a unique service here in Atlanta to make your very own fragrance. Susan Sexton has learned the French way of making fragrance from Galimard in Grasse in the South of France. All of her oils are from Galimard which was established in 1747. Susan guides you to make your own personalized, authentic French fragrance. Then you get to name it! If you want some help in creating your own “red lipstick fragrance” Susan can guide you. She keeps your formula for when you need to reorder, or you can go back and create a new one.

Diamonds by Emporio Armani
Diamonds by Emporio Armani

I made my first perfume with Susan about five years ago and have loved having my own fragrance.   This an ideal gift for Valentines Day or any other occasion. You can call Susan at Blend, 404-202-5503 to find out more.

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