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Nuit Etoilée – Scent of inspiration - October 12, 2012 New Fragrance Listing

Photo - Wikimedia - Yosemite's Night Sky with Milky Way - Steve Lyon, October 6, 2012

OK, I’m ready to write. Pencils sharpened, desk arranged, ergo chair adjusted. Right. Sniff of the wrist and I’m ready to go. Breathe in, breathe out…. OMG! That smells good. Really, really good.

Sigh. OK, back to the blog.

Nuit Etoilée by Annick Goutal was conjures the Van Gogh masterpiece Starry Night. The first time I saw Starry Night I was a young woman traveling on her own. Jeez, I’m bored already and I know anyone reading this would be, too. I need a better idea….

You know, I just can’t stop smelling my wrist….

The opening of mouth-puckering citron sweetened with juicy orange backed by green, herbal peppermint. So cool and fresh, it’s compelling. But, I’ve got to get on with the blog. Just one more quick sniff…

OK, OK, how about this. Van Gogh’s painting not only inspired a perfume but the song Vincent, by Don McLean, the first line of which is Starry Starry Night. The first time I hard this haunting melody it sparked memories of… What awful dreck! You know, some days the words just flow and then some days writing these blogs is like giving birth to a litter of cats – painful and I just want to scream!

I really want to convey to people what a beautiful fragrance this is, especially at this time of year as we move into the long cool nights of late autumn.

Let’s try this: The first time I smelled…. Who cares about the first time you smelled something? All I can think about is the next time I can sneak a sniff of Nuit Etoilée on my wrist.

I need inspiration, but oh! the heart of this frag is just so distracting. As the top notes fade it gets all piney, dark and foresty (is that even a word?) from Siberian pine while fir resin gives it a rich incensey depth.

Hmm. Let’s see what the Annick Goutal website says: To walk for hours close to nature at nightfall. Listening to the wild grass crumple and the pine cones crack under your feet. Collecting branches of evergreen, snapping them, smelling their resinous odor on our fingertips. Then to lie back and enjoy the moonlight, as though alone in the world...

Well, that didn’t help. Just wasted half an hour lying on the floor lost in Nuit Etoilée. Oh, I’ve just got to focus….

And there it is, wafting up to my nose, that haunting dry-down of herbal anise from angelica seed sweetened by Tonka bean and warmed by curry-scented immortelle. This is a close-to-the-skin scent, that morphs from cool to warm while keeping its serene beauty. You know, Nuit Etoilée is so mood-evoking, it would smell great on either a man or woman.

Hey, I think I’ve just written my blog. Ha. I was looking in all the wrong places for inspiration, when it was on my wrist the whole time.

I hope you are inspired to try Nuit Etoilée.

Nuit Etoilée is lsited in our Decant Store. Decants are $5.00. for 1 ml.