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Smelling Optimistic

I love perfume, and I don’t love perfume. I’ve always loved the kind of woman who always smelled nice, they also tended to have perfect hair all the time too. I’d like to be like that, but more often than not, I land in the human category. Perfume bottles are lovely, pretty smells are divine, but more often than not, I end up with itchy eyes and a headache.

When I had lunch with the Modepass team last week, as a sending off gift they handed me this bottle of Jeanne Lanvin Perfume. I was grateful not for just the good company, but the bottle of perfume to try, and my hopes weren’t too high. When I tried the perfume, it was sweet and fruity, like cotton candy, with notes of citrus, raspbery, peony and fresia. It smelled young and hopeful. So far, I’ve been wearing it all week, and not a single headache, nor an itchy eye. The boyfriend likes it too.

The perfume came out last fall, and though it didn’t bode well with perfume critics, saying it was the perfume for women who like the idea of perfume but don’t want to smell like anything (that could be me).  Other reviews said that it was tasty and funny, or delicate and airy…  I personally think it smells optimistic, and I’m happy to wear it, it cheers me up.

Stay tuned tomorrow, for Sonja’s post on floral & sweet perfumes…

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6 comments for “Smelling Optimistic”

  1. Well, that’s a lovely gift. I’m the same way about perfume… strong scents give me headache so I’d rather wear nothing. The netting tie is a nice touch.

    Posted by Stylish Thought | February 10, 2009, 8:02 am
  2. I had the same problems with many perfumes :( I then discovered that I’m allergic to certain oils and scents and such that are in a lot of them! Since then I’ve been able to experiment much more :D

    Posted by kater | February 10, 2009, 8:43 am
  3. How wonderful!
    I have a hard time with perfumes too, instant headaches. I like simple perfumes that smell like something— most perfumes don’t smell like anything real, just an explosion of unnatural scent.

    It’s a lovely bottle :)

    Posted by szaza | February 10, 2009, 10:27 am
  4. I feel the same way about perfume…I can’t tolerate ones that are too strong. Lately I really love Vera Wang Princess: it’s sweet when you first put it on and it fades to a light chiffon vanilla.

    Posted by lisa | February 10, 2009, 12:02 pm
  5. ❤ stylish thought… more tule please!
    ❤ szaza…exactly, i get the same feeling with perfume, they confuse me more often than not
    ❤ kater..oh wow, i’ve never had an allergy test, that should prove interesting.
    ❤ lisa, light chiffon vanilla…such a pretty sound

    Posted by jennine | February 10, 2009, 12:23 pm
  6. Such a pretty bottle and a lovely touch with the tulle. I prefer lighter fragrances myself. So many are just overwhelming. I don’t know how people wear those. Glad you found something wonderful!

    Posted by Sonja | February 10, 2009, 4:12 pm

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