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Nose-to-Nose - Our favourite fruits - Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Photo - Wikipedia - Fruit stall in a market in Barcelona, Spain - Daderot, April 5, 2005

Gwen: So, what are we talking about today?

Kay: How about fruit?

Gwen:  Fruit.... why fruit?

Kay:  Because it's the season. Hot weather, cold fruit. Yum! And I just wrote about Ananas Fizz, my pineapple citrus wonder-frag that I keep in the fridge for cool spritzes.

Gwen: Hop on the green Pineapple Express! Ananas Fizz is a beauty for sure and right at the top of the list, but  you know, some people don't like fruit notes in their perfumes, even nice cold citrusy ones.

Kay: Well, they don't know what they're missing!

Gwen: I'm with you on that one, BFF. On a scorcher like today, you'd have to be from another planet not to love a cool mist of Monsieur Balmain, one of the best lemon scents ever. That's what I had for lunch.

Kay: That's all? Bright yellow lemons in a bottle, rind, juice, leaves and all, with a lovely woody scented dry down. Should be called Monsieur et Madame Balmain, because women love it too. It's one of the best summer scents.

Gwen: You know what I'm thinking?

Kay: No, I don't know what you're thinking. Your mind is far too complex for me to ever know what you're thinking...but I bet it has something to do with fruit notes in frags…

Gwen: Bear with me..... I'm thinking that people who don't like fruit notes in frags just haven't smelled the right ones. I mean, drugstores and department stores are full of frags that are fruity - those sweet, fruity berry notes that masquerade as perfumes. You and I have learned over the past few years that, done right, fruit notes in frags are spectacular! Like the crisp, tart pear note at the opening of La Belle Hélène.

Kay: Oh, you're so right!... and how about the green mango and lychee in Mon Número 6 from l'Artisan. Those notes are in there, and you experience them, but they're subtle, and so interesting!

Gwen: Speaking of a dominant fruit note that works, how about Orange Star by Andy Tauer. Woody spicy orange with a hint of bitter rind - I've never tried it in the summer, but I bet it would be fab-u-lous! Like walking through an old orange grove on hot day, which I've done, BTW, and it was truly a memorable sensory experience.

Kay: Didn't you just write about Premier Figuier Extreme - another fruit note just made for hot weather? I mean, figs grow in hot hot climates, the Mediterranean and Middle East. I remember picking them off the trees on the side of the road when we were walking to the beach in Ibiza, wiping the dust off, and biting into perfectly ripe, warm juicy figs. The smell was the same as this perfume - green, aromatic, not-too-sweet perfection.

Gwen: Well, now I'm hungry. Let's go make some fruit salad.

Kay: What are we gonna do with all these fruit-note frags?

Gwen: Put 'em in a pack, of course.

Kay: You mean, the Fruit Salad Cooler Pack?

Gwen: Yeah, that one.


Fruit Salad Cooler Pack: 6 unique frags with summer fruit notes for $25.00 + shipping. Regular price = $28.00 + shipping.

Ananas Fizz

La Belle Hélène

Mon Número 6

Monsieur Balmain

Orange Star

Premier Figuier Extrême