Christi Lengthy of Eau My Soul’s first area of interest fragrance that despatched her down the rabbit gap was Juliette Has A Gun Girl Vengeance which she acquired someday in 2010 (Photograph Christi)
I’ve all the time had an abnormally excessive degree of curiosity in scent. From the time I used to be a barely strolling child (undecided I used to be sufficiently old to even qualify as “toddler”), I used to be making an attempt to succeed in my mom’s Jungle Gardenia (or my daddy’s Hai Karate).
picture by Christi
When she would go anyplace close to it, I might make the “gimme” sound whereas making greedy motions with my hand. She would get it down for me, take the highest off, and let me maintain and sniff the cap. She stated I might bounce up and down and snicker from happiness.
Evyian Most Treasured picture by Christi
A couple of years down the highway, possibly after I was 5 or 6, my mother received me an “acceptable” fragrance for my younger age. It was referred to as Candy Honesty by Avon. I nonetheless get these form of butterflies in my abdomen after I recall how I felt having my very own bottle of fragrance. And the odor was so good, essentially the most good scent I may ever recall smelling. Even higher than Jungle Gardenia or her favourite, Evyian Most Treasured, as a result of it was my very personal.
That little fragrance bottle began a lifelong ardour of fragrance accumulating. I all the time had extra fragrance than was “regular”. Whereas the quantity I had then was comparatively cheap contemplating how a lot I’ve now, it was all the time extreme in comparison with others. Even after I was in grade faculty, I had at the least 20 bottles when most ladies my age had one in the event that they had been fortunate. By the point I used to be in my early teenagers, it slowed down as a result of I largely solely wore musk, specifically Jovan (with the orange cap) and Coty Wild Musk, so my accumulating was contained for a bit. Till I found Gloria Vanderbilt. That bottle! That swan! Then all hell form of broke free. One thing about this fragrance, this new “designer” fragrance discovery, triggered one thing in me. It was so thrilling! It felt like a rebirth of a extra glamorous fragrance ardour for me after a few years of carrying nothing however musk. So, I added increasingly more.
Once I reached my late teenagers I had fragrance in all places. On each shelf of my dresser, within the closet and in drawers. I might say I had near 100 bottles by that point which was rather a lot for somebody that age. This habits by no means actually stopped. However my tastes modified and occasions modified, and I had some medical points that affected my potential to odor for a few years, and silly me thought fragrance went out of fashion or received too previous to make use of, so I removed it. All of it. After the purge I swore I might solely have an affordable quantity like regular individuals. That lasted a couple of years.
I found just a little one thing referred to as “area of interest”. I occurred upon a stunning boutique that carried all these fragrances I had by no means heard of earlier than. It was like Disneyland! I started hoarding L’Artisan Parfumeur, Miller Harris and Jo Malone. My dresser was as soon as coated once more.
However the actual rabbit gap second got here a pair years later by way of just a little vial (included with a magnificence order) referred to as Juliette Has A Gun Girl Vengeance. Juliette has a who? What the heck type of title is that this? Why would anyone title a fragrance this? Had they misplaced their thoughts? Properly, I’m undecided about that however I used to be positively about to lose mine. I dabbed the unusually named fragrance on, anticipating to not be impressed, by the title alone… but it surely was the reverse; I cherished it and I used to be intrigued. I needed to know extra. I received on-line and did some “googling”. And I found a complete new world. Precise web sites of nothing however fragrance critiques written by perfume fanatics like me. I couldn’t consider what I used to be seeing. It was like some form of fragrance wonderland and I couldn’t cease studying. I don’t suppose I slept for 24 hours.
Juliette Has A Gun Girl Vengeance by Christi
Juliette Had A Gun all proper, and she or he aimed it proper at me.
Bang bang. I used to be gone.
Listed notes are Lavender, Bulgarian rose, Patchouli.
–Christi Lengthy, Visitor Contributor, ÇaFleureBon reader and Founding father of the Fb Group Eau My Soul
Disclaimer Juliette Has A Gun Girl Vengeance is from my very own assortment, and opinions are my very own
Photograph courtesy Romano Ricci
Editor’s Observe: You possibly can learn Michelyn’s interview with Romano Ricci , founding father of Juliette Has a Gun right here and study why the model is named Juliette has A Gun in addition to his place in fragrance “royalty” Girl Vengeance was composed in 2006 by Francis Kurkdjian as was Miss Charming. All different Juliette Has A Gun Perfumes are composed by Romano Ricci.
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In Memorium: Tama Blough, Deputy Editor who handed away January 9, 2015 started this collection Might 16, 2014.
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