5.5.11

Bergamote 22



I have said it before and shall say it again...feminine scents don't float my olfactory boat. My tiny collection of scents would rationally be mistaken as one belonging to a gent, but I care not.

Recently I have been reaching for perfuming lotions as I like the personal blend of fragrance they impart from being worn on the skin.

My current highly prized lotion is Le Labo's Bergamote 22.


Described on the Le Labo website as:


This dazzling bergamot combines freshness, sweetness and sensuality with acrobatic talent. All these qualities were encompassed in the perfume’s initial code name: “Fire Cologne”… It’s the delicate floral character of petit grain, the bitterness of grapefruit, as well as the flamboyant sweetness of amber and musk with a viril touch of vetiver, which gives Bergamot 22 its unique personality…





This is a delight to my inclinations.

"EXPLAINING KILLS ART"
I don't find this to be too sweet. It certainly is not cloying but I am hopeless at describing scents so the best that I can offer in way of a passable review is a description of what this makes me think of.

For me, this is sophisticated in a somewhat masculine way. It calls to mind a vision a dapper dandy gent of a bygone era. Its bitter vein is makes me think of old country homes with leather chairs and a myriad of books. The citrus burst is bracing but intriguing. In all this is a redolent offering from Le Labo and one that I am enjoying very much due in part to the lovely compliments that I have been receiving.



This is available on the Le Labo website or in Liberty for £41.00.
A little goes far and has a great effect.

BTW: I love the personalised service of having my name imprinted on the label.

LE LABO SAYS:
IN A WORLD WHERE LUXURY PERFUMES ARE MASS-PRODUCED AND SOLD IN PLACES THAT LOOK LIKE SUPERMARKETS, WHERE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS TRY TO FOOL CONSUMERS INTO THINKING THAT THEY ARE UNIQUE EVEN THOUGH THEIR "ONE OF A KIND" FRAGRANCES ARE WORN BY MILLIONS ACROSS THE GLOBE, WE BELIEVE THERE IS ANOTHER SOLUTION.

The Le Labo UK Website

7 comments:

  1. Scents with bergamot are <3
    I love the personalised service with your name on it too.
    I also love the fact that the packaging is so so simple :) xxx

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  2. That's it, I'm off to Liberty's tomorrow to try this out. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Perfect summer scent!
    imprinted name is so clever!!
    xo*

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  4. Gorgeous description....I love how a scent takes me places in my mind... I don't like smelling like somebody else too...I prefer scents that are far from the madding crowd...;-)

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  5. Oh that sounds so lovely! I love bergamot in everything hehe, I've been wearing JM Earl Grey & Cucumber a lot lately. I've never tried anything from Le Labo but I've heard a lot about them! Love that your name is printed on the bottle. =)

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  6. i think you described it quite well :D i have a hard time when they describe like.. sandalwood.. or something, hahaa. much easier to imagine when you make a picture in my mind like that :)

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  7. Yes I am like you, I prefer masculine scents my perfume collecion says it all. I think id like this, amber and vetiver, YUM!

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