Friday, May 01, 2009

Happy 1st of May!


Happy Labour Day, everyone!
I will be celebrating it appropriately by wearing a lily of the valley perfume (you'll read about it later) and even more appropriately - working hard on getting all those orders out ASAP. The success of the online shopping event yesterday is really mind-boggling, and I'm going to need to work day and night in the next few days to make sure you all get your orders in a timely fashion.

Lily of the Valley arrived early to the flower markets this year but it's time for me to get fresh flowers today. In France, it's a tradition to wear these flowers on May 1st (Labour Day). If you live in a lily-less country, you can wear a beautiful lily of the valley perfume instead. My all-time favourite of all (and in my opinion one of the most perfect perfume ever created) is Diorissimo. But there are others - Muguet de Bois (Coty), Muguet du Bonheur (Caron), Muguet (Guerlain, Molinard), Le Muguet (Annick Goutal), and Lily of the Valley from English perfumeries such as Floris, Yardley, Crabtree & Evelyn, Penhaligon's and Woods of Windsor. And of course this list is far from complete. Which is your favourite lily of the valley perfume, and what will you be wearing today?

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At May 01, 2009 11:43 PM, Anonymous Aidan said...

Like you, my favorite muguet is Diorissimo, but I encountered it for the first time only a few days ago. Quite a charming fragrance.

I've always appreciated the contrast in the delicate flower and fragrance of muguet and the hardiness of the plant itself. Lily of the valley puts up with dryness, damp, shade, sun, cold and frost and survives just fine on its own. It's really a tough little plant!

( As it happens, my scent of the day was quite possibly the exact opposite of a muguet fragrance - Mukhallat Al Emirates, an Arabic oud-rose perfume oil. )

 
At May 02, 2009 7:34 AM, Blogger Ayala Sender said...

Aidan,
I was wondering about the Urban Lily ad copy on SIP website "URBAN LILY FOLLOWS THESE FLOWERS BENEATH THE GARDEN FLOOR AND REVEALS THAT SWEETNESS BELIES STRENGTH. LIKE AN ETHEREAL BEAUTY LIVING IN A DIZZYING METROPOLIS, THIS DETERMINED LILY CHASES THE BEAUTY IN ADVERSITY. IT WILL ENDURE SMALL SPACES, HARSH SEASONS, AND CHANGING LANDSCAPES WITH MYSTICAL POISE".
You have now explained it perfectly!

I've been wearing Urban Lily most of the day and switched to Diorissimo in the evening. In the parfum, there is a touch of forest floor scent from the oakmoss note and the sunshine of boronia is apparent (in the EdT it's barely noticeable).

 

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