Clearly, for that serene calmness of deep blue, mainstream marines were not the place to look. I thought a bit more and one finally one more scent emerged! It’s not exactly Monaco Blue 19-3964 either, but when all of it’s parts are taken together it’s not that far off (and I actually DO like it, in spite of the colors). The scent is Annick Goutals Nuit Etoilée (and I do willingly confess I’d probably not thought of it if the bottle didn’t happen to be very close in color to Monaco Blue 19-3964). Color wise, to me, it looks something like this:
It’s a lovely scent that starts off with a smooth tangerine opening. As it moves on it captures the feeling of taking a nightly walk in a pine forest. It’s winter, the branches of the trees are covered in snow. The air is so cool there comes steam out of your mouth while breathing. Somewhere in the distance there is a hint of smoke. And I’m sorry if I’m a bit sketchy here but I just had a few drops left in my sample vial, but it’s definitely the best pine forest interpretations in perfume I’ve ever come across.
- The color experiment of the lasts two weeks went so smoothly, but now I had such problems focusing. With 2 jobs, 2 kids and a sometimes a social life in between, slowing down is not an option! I wouldn’t say I dislike blue in general but Monaco Blue 19-3964 is clearly not my shade. I disliked it so much it made me all jittery with irritation. It feels great to put it firmly behind me and move on to shades I actually enjoy.
- Life is to short to wear bad perfume. Seriously. This week was very polarized, perfume wise. After nearly drowning in mainstream calone I also, for the first time, met up with some of my local perfume enthusiasts. Everybody had brought some scents for the others to try and some of the fumes brought to that meet-up just blew my mind. There were vintages, cult classics, skank monsters and that just did it for me. When there is so much good stuff out there, there is no reason for me to wear a mediocre fragrance again. Ever!
Thanks again to Parfumistan for supplying the Nuit Etoilee!
Images: Pantone and myself