One of our local perfume houses - okay, the only local perfume house that carries non-Nordsrom/Sephora lines - is going out of business at the end of the week.
This sucks, but I can understand why.
In our current economy (in any economy, really) one must try a bit harder when marketing niche perfumes. Like a winery that offers tasting and education of its product, so must a perfume house.
About a year ago, excited that this business had opened near my work, I made contact with the owner and proposed she host a perfume event. I offered to help, Out Of The Goodness Of My Heart, just to spark more perfume awareness.
Well, she was very appreciative of my proposal, and would think about it and blah, blah frigging blah.
Now, they're going out of business. Just sayin'.
Hoping to capitalize on at least a clearance sale, B-man and I stopped there today on our 'Goofy Saturday Shopping Trip.'
Notre Flore Iris was on the 50% off table.
Upon application, Iris is very Mediterranean and the pink pepper and bergamot are pronounced, creating an almost 'figgy' essence. As it dries down, the iris blossom is joined by violet, sweetening the base notes.
Purchased at half price, I'm feeling pretty proud of myself. Daphne thinks I should consider layering Iris with Sycomore.
image from ca.loccitane.com