Son Finlandiya beynəlxalq tətbiqi dilçilik konfransda isə, Mən axşam göl kruiz iştirak, Mən yaşadığı şəhərdə ilk, və boyunca davam 3 saat bir çox beers və bir çox az yemək üçün. Bu hallar zamanı tez-tez hadisələr zamanı olduğu kimi,, I become overly-chatty and usually get into some deep philosophical conversation about the meaning of scent. This night was no different.
Enter Jill, from the UK and smelling distinctly of something oriental. I think our conversation began with “You smell great, what is that you’re wearing? Shalimar?” (Of course this is only how I sorta-kinda recall the conversation in my head). She looked at me and replied, “Yaxşı, bəli, faktiki olaraq, the body cream.” And so started what will undoubtedly be a lifelong friendship, bonded by scent. For the next hour, we chatted about everything from Guerlain to reformulation and discontinuation and then Jill mentioned Fragonard.
Here’s where I need to pause and remind you how much I LOVE Fragonard, the store many tourists in Paris or Grasse are usually herded to and then expected to make purchases at…like a silk factory in China or maybe a porcelain factory in Italy. I made my first trip to the Paris showroom and museum when I was 16 and bought a bunch of the small gold, metal bottles for Mom (Reve Indien) and friends back home (Lune de Miel, Fragonard, Melodie). I sold Soleil at Nordstrom and Nieman’s back in the days when I was a sales associate and fragrance model; I own bottles of Arielle, Eau de Hongrie and Desert and used to have Santal and Concerto (would LOVE another bottle of Concerto); and I regularly window shop at the Fragonard website…though without every buying anything…yet. I find Fragonard fragrances to be reasonably priced, well-crafted and if not exactly original, still rare enough that few people could recognize the scent or would be likely to actually have the same scent that I do.
Back to Jill. During our conversation I had recommended a few things she might like and in exchange Jill mentioned that she would dig up her old list of Fragonard perfume brand name equivalents and email it to me. You see, back in the early 90′s Fragonard was still telling customers “If you like X, you’ll love our version which we call Y.” Hence my choice of Reve Indien for my Shalimar-loving mom. But these days, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything remotely close to such a claim either on their site or in stores. Belə ki, daha da ADO olmadan, I present you with Jill’s list of what she was told many of the scents are supposed to have been inspired by:
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