Sunday, November 29, 2015

Smellin' Nice

Helena Rubinstein Apple Blossom was first launched in 1938. The perfume was subsequently purchased and produced by the company Kent Cosmetics (1988). Apple Blossom is a floral fragrance made of lily of the valley, apple blossom, lilac, anise, rose, jasmine, water lily, ylang-ylang, sandalwood and musk notes. My mother wore it all the time as I was growing up, and I echoed her choice as one of my own favorites. I found some, but It can't be shipped from England!

For many years I have used Evening in Paris after I could no longer find Original new Helena Reubinstein Apple Blossom Cologne.
I just ordered a new bottle of.....
Evening in Paris or Soir de Paris - as it is known in France, came from the daring decade of the 1920sthink glittering nightlife, flapper fashion, the heady perfume of luxury. By the 1950s, Evening in Paris was touted as "the fragrance more women wear than any other in the world." Evening in Paris is a rich floral eau de parfum blended with a slightly woody base.
My boyfriends always bought me this in the 1950's!
This is my alternate but I DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS FOR MEN!
Davidoff Cool Water Eau de Toilette Spray - The mood of the sea, the spirit of the wind... Cool Water is for the man who lives each day to its fullest. Clean and refreshing, it reflects a man's active lifestyle with a blend of lavender, menthe, sandalwood, iris and musk. Give him more of what he loves.

And daughters just gave me these two! I'm good for another 80 years. Lancôme Poême - Spirited. Adventurous. Intuitive. A fragrance beyond words. POÊME is a scent of contrasts: the icy transparent notes of Blue Himalayan Poppy embrace the intoxicating Desert Datura Flower and warm Vanillacreating something vibrant, sensual and long-lasting.
Inspired by the princesses from the past, the present and the future, 'Flora by Gucci' Eau de parfum spray has a subtle and sophisticated floral scent. Notes: citrus zests, kumquat, mandarin, pear, osmanthus, peony, rose, pepper, patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla.
Lucky ME!
Note: All descriptions found on the internet.


  1. oh my gosh! evening in paris! i had an old bottle of that when i was a kid. there were just enough traces of cologne left that i filled it with water and would dab it on to smell nice (for a few seconds). :)

  2. You don't see many ads nowadays for men's cologne, at least on television. Since I work in a deli I have always thought about starting my own line called "Old Slice". I'm wearing corned beef tonight.