“Some hints for the Ladies”
1. Keep it subtle ! Perfume and a lightness of being are one and the same. Avoid anyone meeting your perfume before they meet you. A lady can be more alluring by being discovered. Spray your perfume in the air after a shower and walk through it. Put a few drops behind your knees. French girls have been popping some drops on the back of their ankles for years. Juice up the pulse points (your body’s warmest bits,- the neck, wrists). For an extra surprise for him (or her) try a light spray just below your navel.
2. The four pulse points: wrists, throat, chest and sides of the neck. These are the warmest points of the body and help a fragrance waft into the nearby atmosphere.
3. Match your personality. How would you describe yourself ? Spontaneous, fresh, zesty, deep or demure ? Does your perfume say the same about you ? Are you mismatched perhaps ? If you reflect a similar message with your perfume then the total package is much more enhanced.
4. Road testing a fragrance. Check your scent strips or samples carefully. Take your time, it may help to close your eyes and not be distracted by the “noise” around you. Often a busy department store is not the best place to make an important decision about your personal fragrance. Take a smelling strip home to some quiet secluded space and discover your scent there. Wait for the “top notes” to clear. Your first impression will be zesty citrus smells of green lemon, bergamot, neroli, mandarin. Wait a further 10-15 minutes for the “middle notes” with magnetic scents of powerful cedar, vetiver, jasmine, lavender, and spice blends of nutmeg, coriander, cinnamon and cloves. Last, the “base notes” which often surface up to an hour later. Earthy, woody, mossy mysterious scents that linger the longest. So always adorn yourself with your precious perfume at least an hour before going out.
:”Remember: Elegance is defined by discretion –
not by invading your neighbours space”.
She is winsome, light and yet deep and complex. A provocative mystery of chocolate, caramel, strawberry and vanilla cream. A richness that will leave you thinking, “Who was that ?” She will announce her presence with a laugh that may command the whole room’s attention. You will be noticed, when wearing her. A confidence that tells you of a deep sincerity. Similar to one of Lord Byron’s stygian love poems. Unforgettable…..
She is fresh, spontaneous and precocious. Her bubbliness will surround you with her infectious laughter. Occasionally you may catch her singing in the kitchen or bathing with candles and flowers. She can surprise you with her generosity and tenderness, while trying to hide her vulnerability. She can kiss like an angel underneath her firm shell. You may detect a hint of sweet violets about her that hides her soft underbelly. A fruity lusciousness with deep sincerity and a faint vagueness of a mystery that you can’t quite name. She can turn your head, act on a whimsy, and sometimes on a deeper level be gently troubled or confused. Well aren’t we all ? The”Butterfly” suits all occasions and is stunning under a full moon on a summer’s night. Your”Butterfly” will help you do, what you can effortlessly, with what you have, where you are…..
A place or condition of ideal bliss or complete happiness. A paradise. A little bit gypsy in the sense that she lingers long enough to distract your fancy. Surrounded by cascades of jasmine flowers, with trails of honeysuckle blossoms. The first day of Spring, full of new potential. Sunshine and warmth after a long cold winter. Light and refreshing, you are floating on air in your magic bubble. INGREDIENTS: Neroli, Jasmine, geranium, sweet orange, lilac, orange blossoms, musk, bergamot, petitgrain oils.
Fleur De Lilac
A purple heaven of colour and scents. Lilac clusters, bouquets of sweet violets in the heady spring afternoon sun rays. This is a gentle walk through Monet’s garden. Charming, enchanting and captivating. Discover a lost world full of romance….. INGREDIENTS: Jasmine flowers, Gardenia, sweet violet flowers, hyacinth, Heliotrope, ylang ylang oils.
(From theology- meaning knowledge) She is young and fresh and has an answer for eveything. Full of fruity berries, like cherries and raspberries.She is jam on toast. A go anywhere girl who is able to do anything she wants. The adventure continues……
Ebb tide, low tide, high tide.
The constant fluid movement
of the ocean.
fresh aqua marine –
she changes with the light.
Discover the Goddess within….
It’s chocolate baby – or nothing! Sun dried slices of orange segments slowly dipped in dark chocolate and lightly nibbled by a glowing fire. A trace of cinnamon lingers over warm red wine. She is demure and deep and is to be sipped slowly. That’s Jessica !
People think she is quiet, shy and demure and yet underneath there is a wild woman waiting for the moment to let loose. As the tempo of the music rises and the beat gets bolder, her blood begins to boil….. Hot and spicy she finally spreads her wings and flies. “Tearing away from all that is old – she becomes a golden phoenix”.
A water nymph,(from naein, to flow). She is the female diety who presides over springs and streams in Greek mythology. She is fresh green with ferny, mossy and musky scents. The young girl, a woman swimmer. The river plants of the genus Naias. Also a species of butterfly…..
The juxaposition of violets and roses in the cool shade. Orange blossoms wafting on the breeze over fields of poppies. If only Monet could paint this scene and all its sweet bouquets. An ambrosial shower that will nourish your soul. It’s time for your assignation with divine elements………
Ooh la la
A walk on the beach at Heron Island. The wafting warm summer scents of vanilla, frangipani and a trace of lemon scented tea tree in the distance. “Ooh La La” is fresh, invigorating, bold and confident. She is luscious, with a fruity bouquet that sparkles. A little of a gypsy she will transport you with music to far away places. She is composed with the finest of natural ingredients and you may find the subtle changes within her, will last for several days. If you love quality of the highest standards then you will be pleasantly surprised . Let her take you on a holiday and away from your little world today……..
“Pur Blond” is French for pure blonde. Those flaxen haired, yellow blonde beings that seem to radiate and reflect the golden sunlight. This scent is a celebration of all things yellow: Daffodils, sunflowers and custard. The perfume has a rich, warm child like innocence, with a kitchen caramel and a yummy distinct Crème Brule overtone. There is honey milk and thick cream layers. A gourmand’s delight and all things crème de la crème. INGREDIENTS: Caramel, vanilla, beeswax and other goodies.
The native fruit of the North African small tree Punica granatum. Reddish in colour and about the size of an orange. Inside the hard rind are many large seeds surrounded by a juicy pulp, pink and red in colour with a fresh slight acid taste. The scent is very fresh and light. It’s lively, with a succulent lushness that sings of the start of summer. A brief whiff will take you to exotic far away places…..
Satine – a real beauty. The courtesan diamond sparkling show girl from the film Moulin Rouge. The Moulin Rouge is a nightclub, a bordello, and a dancehall. Paris, 1899, “the summer of love” and Satine is the star of the show (played by Nicole Kidman). Opulent costumes decorate the young beautiful creatures where the rich and powerful come to play after dark.
Satine smolders, she bedazzles all and sundry, but falls for Christian, a young writer, while also being pursued by the Duke. An agonizing love triangle follows.
SATINE: “I love a little poetry after supper”…..
A bright red colour with a slight orange tinge, from the Persian “saqirlat” (redder than vermillion). A scarlet cloth, scarlet lips, “slightly sinful”, as in a scarlet woman. “All her household are clothed with scarlet”, (Proverbs – xxxi.21). Then there is Scarlet O’Hara and Scarlet Johansson. Wearing the colour scarlet makes you feel confident and bold. You will be noticed. A perfume that is deep, alluring, spicy and rich. With just a touch of naughtiness and a little wild gypsy.. INGREDIENTS: Cinnamon, Gardenia, Bergamot, orange, lime, ylang ylang and jasmine. INGREDIENTS: Orange blossoms, jasmine, lemon myrtle, rose, vanilla, ylang ylang, mandarin, spearmint.
Deep, mysterious, like cool dark waters. A serenity of peaceful, tranquil moments. With maybe just a trace of tiny bubbles rising like soft musical notes, that will inspire and excite you. A floral banquet of immense proportions. The mystery continues….
She is curious and gentle. Graceful in all her movements as she glides through the day. Soft and kind she strokes the cat in the warm sunlight of the window. As you nuzzle into the nape of her neck, the scent of baby powder and cherry blossoms drift over you. Yes – she’s a real Sweetheart ! INGREDIENTS: Heliotrope, vintage violets, ylang-ylang, oakmoss, & vanilla.