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SOtD Tuesday 27, March, 2012

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Thomas Gainsborough-Portrait of a Lady in Blue

Guerlain- L'Heure Bleue
Heliotrope- powdery, cherry almonds,
good enough to eat,
surround one in a joyful cloud.

Cool tones strike wistful notes.
Imagine the days when scent was so precious,
only the wealthy had this luxury;
the tremendous pleasure it gave
in a gray, dreary world.

L’Heure Bleue was created by Jacques Guerlain in 1912.
Its “floriental” recipe includes:
bergamot, aniseed, carnation,
orange blossom, heliotrope,
Bulgarian rose, tuberose, iris,
vanilla and musk.
(It was the first Guerlain scent to use aldehydes.)

Updated 4th April 2012 at 08:37 PM by kumquat

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  1. mimielle's Avatar
    This entry makes me smile. I'm new to this fragrance, just starting to get to know it. This is a lovely description.
  2. kumquat's Avatar
    Thank-you for the kind remark. This one feels especially old-school to me.


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