Friday, September 2, 2011

The Fire of Fragrance

Photos: Callies Portrait Photography

My favorite frangrances tend to be floral or anything my husband will kiss me twice and then ask me "what are you wearing?" Among my vintage bottles are pictured from top to bottom: Annick Goutal La Violette, Fifi Chachnil, Reverence, Annick Goutal Petite Cherie, Annick Goutal Matin d'orage, Laduree Violette Air Perfume which is a room fragrance. The last bottle pictured is my favorite fragrance called Quelques Fleurs. It has been my signature fragrance for over twenty years and claims to be the first multi floral fragrance ever created. It has a very distiguished history with many royal figures who also found this fragrance intoxicating.

Bow Ring Obsession

I recently purchased a sterling silver bow ring from Target for around $35 and love it so much I want one in real diamonds for Christmas. I've been seaching the internet for the best prices and the best styles. Some are very reasonable, like the one from Zales (first picture). Some are a little pricey, like the one from Tiffany's (second picture). They are all very cute and remind me so much of Marie Antoinette. They will look sweet next to my vintage wedding ring which is a cushin cut diamond set in platinum from around 1900. Maybe a new ring will inspire me to keep my nails polished?