Vacation Treats: Patou Voyageur and Colony

Effectively, First off let me want everybody a belated Comfortable Holidays. I hope yours was nice and uneventful- I write the latter since right here within the US Southern California appears to be the one place that isn’t experiencing ghastly climate. The remainder of the nation was/is coping with a storm that began within the Pacific Northwest and went all the way in which East, dropping document snows, freezing rain and temps that dropped precipitously. A great deal of individuals with out energy, which might be charming should you’re by a roaring hearth, have a full larder and tank of heating oil and it comes again on in time to microwave din-dins. In any other case not a lot. I’ve neighbors who have been bumped from flights again East, however I did kind of assume “and this can be a dangerous factor?”

On the threat of seeming to brag, we’ve had a break in out regular collection of storms (extra coming in as I sort) so Christmas Eve and Day have been wonderful. I spent the previous strolling round doing errands and looking out on the vacation home windows and the latter having fun with a drive with the highest down, stopping for take-out Chinese language, then placing on my new pajamas (a Christmas current) and watching among the lesser Bonds. Bliss.

I additionally did get just a little one thing within the mail: Blaming Portia (once more) I purchased a type of beensy little pattern bottles of Patou Voyageur. How may I not? You may return and skim her description right here, and I don’t have a lot so as to add to it, besides to put in writing that I don’t discover it practically as shy the flower Portia does. It doesn’t precisely seize you by the lapels and shake you, nevertheless it’s not an Eau de Eau, both. I form of surprise what occurred to it? I do assume {that a} that point Patou wasn’t able to closely market a perfume in a approach that, say Calvin Klein would have been in a position to. Voyageur may have simply been as common as Ckone. I believe it’s a greater fragrance- a pared down fougere with a barely odd fruity-sagey opening that will have put individuals on the counter at Macy*s off. However the ocean liner packaging might need been a bit quaint for that client, – the closest they’d have gotten to a type of boats would have been a late-night rerun of “The Poseidon Journey.” It definitely isn’t tops on the record of Patous I mourn, however I’m sorry I missed it.

I additionally splurged (should you can name it that) on a bottle of Colony, the Patou initially from the 30’s (?) and celebrating the French tropical colonies. In a kind of Agatha Christie form of approach: David Niven and Diana Rigg in night garments, tangoing, discovering the physique of somebody that everybody hated, however had an hermetic alibi for when (s)he was offed. Pineapple is the thoroughgoing observe here- beginning contemporary as if skewered and caught right into a frothy drink made with egg whites and sufficient gin to pickle the fleet. Because it goes on, it turns into extra indolic with the candy pineapple turning into syrupy within the solar, the leather-based, musk and chypre base alluding to what these loopy children received as much as when the cocktails have been completed and the Schiaparelli got here off. I’m certain that some would discover it shockingly old-fashioned unto “previous girl”-ish, however I say guide me passage on her boat, please. I’ll take the Pineapple Specific over the Poseidon any day.

Each Colony and Voyageur have been bought on-line, the latter from fragrancenet and the previous on eBay. Photographs are from Pexels and my iPhone.