It wasn’t hard to pick the next sample. Red and turquoise look so good together:
There’s something I really like about this scent. Something familiar and a little retro. Like a pleasant hint of vintage avon-solid perfume. But where would I wear this?
Luckily, in my recent research, I’ve found that some fragrance videos are more instructive, like this one:
You know how sometimes you’re shopping with friends and someone will come out of the dressing room with some blouse on and y’all will be like, “oh that’s cute, that would be good for like walking around”? Yeah we all need a story for something. We need to visualize ourselves using beautiful things even if it is just for walking around. MIU MIU perfume would be good for playing “kitty” and rolling around on an area rug.
I consider MIU MIU the high-fash brand of the high fashion people that consider themselves quirky so I feel hip and validated that I like this fragrance.
Sephora writes this about MIU MIU:
With Miu Miu, nothing is ever exactly what it seems because the codes of real and artificial, fantasy and reality, classic and modern, are always twisted and reworked. There is a coy, mischievous quality to everything in the brand; it flirts with, and upsets, expectations
MIU MIU FragranceL
Fragrance Family: Fresh
Scent Type: Fresh Florals
Key Notes: Lily of the Valley, Akigalawood, Sandalwood
Miu Miu Eau de Parfum starts with an elegant, sensual floral—lily of the valley—composed of real jasmine, real rose absolute, and synthetic green notes. The soft, fresh, ingénue scent is set against a deep earth-toned background: the wood and pepper of akigalawood, an extract of patchouli. The akigalawood adds a rich, brooding mystery to the subtle sparkle of the floral. The surprising combination feels natural and timeless—flower and earth—but the effect created by the multifaceted process is utterly contemporary.
Jasmine! Lily of the Valley! I knew it.
Here’s where I confess my love of lily of the valley scented dusting powder. I’ve been meaning to do a couple posts on things I think don’t stink. Things I really like smelling and here’s my chance to introduce the spin-off: DUSTING POWDER.
If you aren’t into dusting powders that’s ok. They aren’t for everyone. You may not have things or body parts that need dusting. Or maybe you live in the desert.
I’ve long been a fan of Lush’s Silky Underwear, but my budget brand is currently Taylor of London:
You have to be secure to wear Lily of the Valley. Wearing dusting powder is twisting a re-working an age-old retirement home favorite.
Finding ways to make your mark in the world. One timeless fragrance at a time.
Eighth Sample Breakdown
Terms and other things learned:
Akigalawood: Akigalawood is a perfume note which was fractionated from patchouli oil and is used by Givaudan. Its odor is described as woody, spicy and floral.
Lily of the Valley: green floral with a clean and bright profile, sweetish jasmine-like without the indolic nuance of the latter when used with other florals
Things to work on:
- Area rug rolling
- Wearing more red and turquoise together
- Flirting with and upsetting expectations – just like Miu Miu
Magic, luck, or compliments this fragrance brought me:
I took a couple tests this week to do copyrighting and ghost writing and confirmed that I need to brush up on my grammar skills and that I might not make a good dating site profile ghostwriter.
The evening ended with a really great lightening storm. Was it the fragrance? One doesn’t know.