You know that I have been “in to” perfumes most of my life. Sad thing that I didn’t have the sense to save all the bottles I have owned over the years. If I had, I would have been able to find my all-time summer cologne love from the late 80th. As it is, none of the perfumistas I have talked to over the years have any idea of what I’m talking about. It was a green, grassy and very fresh almost dry scent and it came in a straight cylindrical clear glass bottle with a straight silver cap with black grass blades print (on the cap, not the bottle). Thought it was a Gres scent but nope.
Move forward to today; lucky for us who love perfumes there is a place called The Perfumed Court where you can order samples of perfumes etc to your little fragrant hearts content. I amuse myself every now and then and browse through description of scents and what notes they are composed with and then I order some samples of those who speaks loudest. And at times I order samples of fumes that I have read about. Most of the time nothing agrees with me and I give the samples away to friends. Last week I got four small vials in the mail and I think I will give up all but one, namely 1ml of “Eau de Celeri”
from a house called Monsillage in Canada. First – the name is a bit off putting, I mean Eau de WHAT?? But open the stopper and put your nose to it and inhale! My poor little heart went pittetypat – green, fresh, dry and it kept that way through the dry down and after. It is as close to that perfumed grail I can ever find and I have used up half of that little sample. Needless to say it only took me only a day or two to decide to purchase a full bottle and the other day it arrived with our friendly mailman.
(Picture from Monsillages website). Oh my, I’m in fragrant heaven and it’s made up of galbanum, coriander, cut grass and vetiver to mention a few notes. It’s classified as a green chyper and for an Eau de Toilette it has great sillage and the staying power is unusual, I can smell it on my wrist after +6 hrs still.
I can imagine that for many this kind of scent is a spring summery one, but I will use it into the fall and maybe beyond.