"To be a Virginian either by Birth, Marriage, Adoption, or even on one's Mother's side, is an Introduction to any state in the Union, a Passport to any Foreign Country, and a Benediction from Above."

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pink and Green Thursday - The Scented Edition, Part I



I love Pink and Green Thursday and I love perfume. Tons of scents fit this category, so I thought I'd share a few:

First up - Fleur d'Interdit came out in 1994, and was very big at my college. Lots of girls wore Sunflowers and Pleasures, but this sweet floral touched with fruit had a following, too. I still wear it every now and again for nostalgia value. I love the bottle!

Cabotine de Gres is a warm green scent that's beautiful and very feminine. I find it sparkly and vivacious, and I think it would go well with Lilly.

I cannot mention green perfumes without Balmain's Vent Vert. This beauty from the 1940s has been reformulated several times and it's not as astringent and sharp as it used to be. Still a classic, though.

Yves St. Laurent's Paris has been around since the 1980s, and I think of it as the quintessential pink scent. It's sweet, rosy, and very girly.

Estee Lauder Pink Coral (a spinoff of Pure White Linen) is another pinky scent that I think would be perfect for a preppy summer. It's light, slightly fruity, but also touched with what smells to me like the breeze over the ocean. Very nice.

And of course you can't mention pink and green perfume without Lilly Pulizer Wink. Isn't this cute! I know Miss Janice would approve.

Happy Thursday to all!

8 comments:

  1. I have Yves St. Laurent's Paris on my perfume wish list! It's fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  2. You are the Great Goddess of perfume, I thought I loved it. But you my friend put me to shame!

    I love that you share all your knowledge, you should so a weekly perfume spotlight or something, that would be so fun!

    ReplyDelete
  3. It's so fun to see all the different kinds of perfume bottles! Someday I want to start a collection. I really want to try the Estee Lauder Coral... it sounds really nice!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Happy Follow Friday- coming to you via the blog hop:)

    I wear Lilly's Beachy!! LOVE!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. You have inspired me! I need a new perfume! Off to Nordstrom I go!

    PS...I left you something on my blog this morning ;)

    Have a good weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Totally approve! Love the *Wink* and was a huge fan of *Paris* years ago.

    ReplyDelete
  7. When I went to London with my family some years ago, my Mother was charmed by the parfum counter at Harrods and she purchased a bottle of Cabotine de Gres. It is LOVELY and I adore the scent. You can hardly get it here at U.S., but it is very floral and slightly musky.

    ReplyDelete