Hello Fellow Fumies,
At APJ we have a Saturday Question. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it’s a fun event each week. Taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.
The idea is you’ll see it on the weekend or chime in through the week. Hopefully you will come back regularly and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them. The aim is to generate real conversation and connection even though we are scattered around the globe.
Over 100 responses I will draw a Secret Scent Sample Pack (from my collection)
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Saturday Question: What 3 Scent Stops Would You Make In Paris?
Paris! The city of lights and love. That dream destination for almost every perfumista. Not just for its amazing centre of the perfume universe-ness but everything else that goes along with the city. History, art, architecture, couture, parklands, shopping, food and people; Paris has it all. Today let’s imagine you have three days in Paris and you’re allowed only one scent stop per day. Jin and I are starting our honeymoon there May 6-10 and we’ve scheduled a small crew of buddies to be there at the same time. Come join us if you’re in the area. I have been frag curtailed to only one scent-ual experience per day. Jin has quite rightly pointed out that I’ve had at least four nights in Paris every year since we first went together and many many visits before that. This time we are there for our friends and to celebrate our marriage last year in the city of love.
Pierre Guillaume Parfumeur Boutique 13 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001. Pierre Guillaume’s stand alone store is #1 on my list. Last year Pierre was out of town so I couldn’t meet up and see his new premises. I was totally bummed because we had the big perfume crew and they all would have LOVED to spend some time there talking to him, hearing his take on some of his fragrances and shopping like mad people. I have kept some money aside for this adventure and expect to drop a packet.
Guerlain Place Vendome. I know, it should be the Champs Elysees but the last few times I’ve been in there it’s been impossible to get served, even though I knew exactly the three or four bottles I wanted. It would have taken them 5 minutes. Place Vendome is smaller, and they don’t have the whole range, but I’d rather shop there where they will at least have enough staff to help. I also know we are going to the Ritz for High Tea so hopefully I can get there an hour early and do my Guerlain shopping.
Divine Parfums 240, rue de Rivoli, 75001. Last year in Paris I was with Tara and Francesca and I really wanted to grab L’Homme Sage but didn’t. Since then I’ve been obsessing about it. I know I could have bought it online but getting it in person is fun and creates a very special scent memory. Every time I wear it I’lll think about the time I didn’t buy it, they year I spent wishing I had and then the final grand purchase. I get shivers even thinking about it. YAY!