Un Jour d’Eté by Keiko Mecheri 2012

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Portia

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Hey there Fumies,

It’s winter here in Australia and while it’s no snow filled wonderland where I am it is grey & cool. My morning and night walks with the dogs have become rugged up affairs and my corduroy jeans are getting loads of wear. Personally I’ve never really followed seasons with my fragrance, though the ambers do get quite a bit more action in the cool. Today I was after a ray of sunshine, a happy, warmth infused scent that would give the day a lift  from the wintery blues and hit me with fond memories of summer.

Un Jour d’Eté by Keiko Mecheri 2012

Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Bergamot, jasmine, coconut, ambergris, woodsy notes, lemon, petitgrain, tangerine, white musk, green notes, floral notes

Take a selection of citrus and give it the shimmering snap of pettigrain (and maybe some aldehydes). Fold in a thick, creamy, fluffed with musks coconut. Lightly salt it with the marine overtones of ambergris and driftwood. Whip it up into an uncooked meringue mixture, light, airy and sweet. Spritz yourself liberally and waft summer scented waves of fragrant air for hours and hours.

Un Jour d’Eté is French for A Summer Day and the name is not hype. Perfect to wear on a summer day or to reminisce about them in the depths of winter. Not nearly as in your face as Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess, here everything is less about the suntan lotion (though it does not to it) and more about wandering tropical beach side gardens. This is a swanky holiday floating around in gossamer thin silk caftans on the grass by the pool with a view of the ocean rather than rollicking around in the surf in a sand encrusted bikini. Here we drink some fabulous creation that the clever barman has made especially for you of white & dark rum, curaçao, cream, coconut and lime zest.

Un Jour d’Eté goesa on smooth and continues that way to dry down. No screaming huge event but a soft focus beauty I think it perfect for both sexes who want something casual but unusual. I could also imagine Un Jour d’Eté be an excellent choice for weddings.

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What are you currently wearing that goes against the seasonal regulations, and why?
Portia xx

 

 

16 thoughts on “Un Jour d’Eté by Keiko Mecheri 2012

  1. I wear ouds and ambers in the summer. They warm up and smell amazing, as they are supposed to be worn in The Middle East. I wear based on mood, not on season. I also wear spicy florientals. It’s about what calls to me when I open the door of the cupboard.

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    • Nice one Gina, we are pretty much in sync. I too love a bombastic Amouage in the heat too. Also love the coconut beach vibe. MMMMMM
      Portia xx

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  2. I haven’t found a woodsy fragrance that I like yet, but I’m looking! Now that the weather is cooler, I’ve been enjoying What I did on my Holidays by 4160 Tuesdays (mint, ice cream, salt) and Sun di Gioia, which I find too cloying in summer but warming in colder weather.

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    • Hi there Kim,
      The great thing about this obsession is that there are thousands of fragrances in every style to try. If you really want to find your woods you will.
      4160 Tuesdays is a lovely house, and the frag names are super fun.
      Portia xx

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