In many urban cities, it is a great compliment for a person, place or thing to be known as — ‘jolie-laide’, the French adjective for the fine line between beauty and ugliness. Think of the model Irina Lazaraneau rather than Shalom Harlow
Left top: 100% love, Bond no. 9 Chinatown, Guerlain Le petit Robe Noir; Bottom left: LancomeTresor and Narcisco Rodriguez for Her
I put this piece together when the muse bit me ( two hours ago) and emailed some friends who create some of my favorite 'pretty" perfumes and home fragrances. Ironically, Charna Ethier, Aurelien Guichard (above) for Robert Piguet, Tony and Meredith Wagner Perez, Jane Hendler and Ineke Ruehland make my case.
1.oz (botanical) Providence Perfume Co. Eva Luna-mimosa, carrotte, tuberose and a resinous drydown
Ajne Rare and Precious Nectar necklace in gold (fan Ashlee Simpson) a petite handcrafted filagreed deco flacon, with a leaf motif, ( a design newly created for the launch of Nectar) filled with .125 oz of Nectar pure perfume extrait and suspended on a 36" delicate chain…botanical ripe apricot, a hint of Tasmanian boronia, French oak moss, and vanilla from Madagascar
Parfums Robert Piguet VISA by Aurelien Guichard 3.4 oz : white vineyard peach, pear, bergamot, ylang, rose and orange flower mingled with rich patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver, vanilla beans and a gourmand leathery accord.
Editor's Note: it is said that Amber Valletta, whose bone structure is used in myheritage.com was shown to men and women all over the world and she was universally thought of as beautiful.
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