Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fig & Mimosa

Next time you stumble upon Halle Berry, check out her bag. In an interview for Access Hollywood, Ms. Berry reveals her less-known-to-the-public perfumista persona, mixing fig and mimosa perfumes in her very own bathroom; and declares her loyalty to her new fragrance created for her by Coty. She's so happy with Halle the fragrance that she'll never be caught dead without a copy of it in her handbag (and on her skin). This is a refreshing attitude in a market segment that seems to care mostly about advertisement and the bottom line and hardly about the jus itself.

Aside from the fig and mimosa as top notes (that do sound promising), “there’s also olibanum root which is an African root that gives it a little spiciness and then there’s a sort of a creamy sandalwood that sort of brings it all together and smoothes it out.” (quote from Halle's interview - you can see the video there), as well as pear blossom, freesia, hibiscus, driftwood, cashmere musk, and sensual amber. I'll be sure to look for it when it widens distribution (it's only at JCPenney and Kohl’s for now) and makes an appearance in my local drugstore.

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At March 12, 2009 10:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a very regular reader of your blog (thank you for so many inspiring posts): Hilarious! I thank you for this one, too.
I imagine Ms. h. sitting there playing with the mimosas (expensive absolute!) and her cashmere musks. And sort of getting frustrated about the other blossoms. Because pear flowers turn out to be rather tricky flowers to work with....

At March 12, 2009 3:23 PM, Blogger Ayala Moriel said...

Dear Andy,
Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I'm so flattered that you find it inspiring!
And the scene you describe is quite halle-rious indeed. It's probably also all happening in her candle-lit bathroom with a Caribbean sea breeze sneaking through the open window in an attempt to fertilize the pear blossoms with grains of tropical sand...


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