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Mary, p. 64: “The room reeked of Origan perfume and sweat”

November 29, 2009

Origan was one of the first great perfumes developed by the famous fumer François Coty in 1905.  It is described on the Bois des Jasmin website (http://boisdejasmin.typepad.com/_/2005/11/fragrance_revie_9.html)as follows:  “L’Origan (1905) cannot be mistaken for anything but a child of its times. Its soft powdery veil embellished with carnation, violet and heliotrope calls to mind gloves and Edwardian silhouettes. A precursor of Guerlain L’Heure Bleue (1912), L’Origan reveals the same bittersweet anisic top notes that sparkle like diamond dust in its powdery cloud.”  An appropriately flowery, synaesthetic description!

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  1. I always spent my half an hour to read this weblog’s articles or reviews all the time along with a mug of coffee.



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