Tuesday, July 6, 2010

SOTD: Parfumerie Generale L'Eau Rare Matale

This fragrance is oddly perfect under almost any circumstances. In autumn, smoke and tea are always welcome. In winter, the vapors and the charred wood cut through the emptiness of the cold. In spring, it's sharp and bright and has that bug-killing vibe. On a hot day like today, all the heat of the charred wood vanishes, replaced with a breeze-like mood.

It's sober enough to feel appropriate on a formal occasion, but not so ornate or pretty that it's out of place with muddy garden gear. It would feel a bit out of character with a swoopy sundress, but in a pleasantly contrasting way, like a fine suit accessorized with a Mickey Mouse watch.
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Image: By Bestvintage. Wikimedia Commons.


  1. I think I could love this. Thanks for the great description.

  2. Howdy do, Josephine! Thanks! Yes, it's definitely worth trying.