Friday, April 18, 2008

SOTD: Mille et Une Roses

So it would appear that I had disappeared, well I did basically a week after suffering a horrifically crappy flu. I have not been this sick in a very long time. For two days i was a wonder who barely got out of bed and well the dishes that piled up were not a pretty sight. Luckly I had a sweet boyfriend (with his own insane schedule) that took the time to provide sustenance and medicine and very sweetly flowers. Yesterday I received my package of Cuir de Lancome; which may be one of the most short lived fragrances on the market, it appeared to be out for a month, and then was taken quickly off the market due to it being to expensive to be made. Ironically around Christmas time I ended up getting a bottle of Mille et Une Roses, which in its wonderful packaging ended up including a little pamplet describing all the fragrances in Lancome's La Collection series, and lo and behold it has the deliciously hilarious blurb description of Cuir de Lancome, which never actually officially reached US soil or US Lancome counters. Until about a week ago when parfum1 (no affiliation) got it and it appears also that beautyencounter (no affiliation) is also stocking it, but have no idea when they got it in. Well with my still horribly stuffed up nose my observations of Cuir de Lancome is that it is no scent for casual events or spring weather, I won't be wearing it for a while except for late night sniffing. So I instead have opted for the voluptously angelic Mille et Une Roses which is a part of the lovely La Collection with its most ridiculous description blurbs.

Quote of the Day: Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. -- Douglas Adams, "Last Chance to See"

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Naked Angel Thinking (2004) by Anita Klein


Perfumeshrine said...

Not you too!! That bug is indomitable, had me tormented for almost three weeks!
I hope you're feeling better.
They're discontinuing the whole Collection at Lancome, so good catch! :-)

Jenavira13 said...

Still have the hidious bug: it really went after my sinuses, never have blown my nose so many times in a long time. They keep making proclamations that they are discontinuing, yet mille et une roses keeps showing up at my local Nordstroms and now they are releasing a new one; will they ever tell us the truth?

Perfumeshrine said...

The Peut-Etre, huh?
I don't know, it's crazy following their moves.

Sorry about the bug. It does get a loooong time to feel 100% well again, patience!

Jenavira13 said...

Yup, Peut-Etre. Would love to know who is involved in the insane marketing. I mean we are kind've seeing the comeback of unique perfumes and they are missing the oppurtunity of putting themselves out there to perfume lovers. Worst part the quality of La Collection is actually quite good and they are not taking advantage of what Tom Ford, By Killian, and other niche "over doers" are doing. Ah well, they are basically screwing up in the marketing of these fragrances just as Givenchy is doing with their re-issues.