Vacation Treats: Patou Voyageur and Colony

Nicely, First off let me want everybody a belated Joyful Holidays. I hope yours was nice and uneventful- I write the latter since right here within the US Southern California appears to be the one place that isn’t experiencing ghastly climate. The remainder of the nation was/is coping with a storm that began within the Pacific Northwest and went all the best way East, dropping file snows, freezing rain and temps that dropped precipitously. A great deal of individuals with out energy, which may be charming for those who’re by a roaring hearth, have a full larder and tank of heating oil and it comes again on in time to microwave din-dins. In any other case not a lot. I’ve neighbors who have been bumped from flights again East, however I did type of assume “and this can be a unhealthy factor?”

On the danger of seeming to brag, we’ve got had a break in out ordinary collection of storms (extra coming in as I kind) so Christmas Eve and Day have been wonderful. I spent the previous strolling round doing errands and looking out on the vacation home windows and the latter having fun with a drive with the highest down, stopping for take-out Chinese language, then placing on my new pajamas (a Christmas current) and watching among the lesser Bonds. Bliss.

I additionally did get a bit of one thing within the mail: Blaming Portia (once more) I purchased a kind of beensy little pattern bottles of Patou Voyageur. How may I not? You possibly can return and skim her description right here, and I don’t have a lot so as to add to it, besides to write down that I don’t discover it almost as shy the flower Portia does. It doesn’t precisely seize you by the lapels and shake you, nevertheless it’s not an Eau de Eau, both. I form of marvel what occurred to it? I do assume {that a} that point Patou wasn’t ready to closely market a perfume in a approach that, say Calvin Klein would have been capable of. Voyageur may have simply been as in style as Ckone. I believe it’s a greater fragrance- a pared down fougere with a barely odd fruity-sagey opening which will have put individuals on the counter at Macy*s off. However the ocean liner packaging might need been a bit quaint for that shopper, – the closest they’d have gotten to a kind of boats would have been a late-night rerun of “The Poseidon Journey.” It definitely isn’t tops on the checklist of Patous I mourn, however I’m sorry I missed it.

I additionally splurged (for those who can name it that) on a bottle of Colony, the Patou initially from the 30’s (?) and celebrating the French tropical colonies. In a type of Agatha Christie form of approach: David Niven and Diana Rigg in night garments, tangoing, discovering the physique of somebody that everybody hated, however had an hermetic alibi for when (s)he was offed. Pineapple is the thoroughgoing observe here- beginning contemporary as if skewered and caught right into a frothy drink made with egg whites and sufficient gin to pickle the fleet. Because it goes on, it turns into extra indolic with the candy pineapple changing into syrupy within the solar, the leather-based, musk and chypre base alluding to what these loopy children acquired as much as when the cocktails have been completed and the Schiaparelli got here off. I’m certain that some would discover it shockingly outdated unto “outdated girl”-ish, however I say e-book me passage on her boat, please. I’ll take the Pineapple Specific over the Poseidon any day.

Each Colony and Voyageur have been bought on-line, the latter from fragrancenet and the previous on eBay. Photographs are from Pexels and my iPhone.