Gemstones of Paris – Part III

Recently I have been very lucky to visit a Maison Francis Kurkdjian Parisian boutique on rue d’Alger on the day of their seventh birthday. All that week in early September Rives de la Beaute also has held a five-day event in Paris dedicated to beauty and the art of perfumery. Such events are not to be missed, my dear perfume addicts and admirers! 😉

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MFK Boutique © Bonjour Perfume 2016

My short visit to Paris this time was dedicated to the discovery of the Perfume House of Francis Kurkdjian. These days there is a ton of information online or in fashion / beauty magazines, however, being there in person makes the experience so much more… personal …and adds a lovely human touch, something you cherish for the rest of your life. I was so overwhelmed after my visit, it took me a few weeks to finally sit down and start writing about this trip…

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Gemstones of Paris – Part III

Getting to Know You – Chanel No5 L’Eau

And here it is. It has arrived. With a bang! But quietly 🙂

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Picture courtesy of Chanel

It’s like…you know me.. and you don’t. It’s like a friend you haven’t seen for years – I thought I knew you to the core, from the inside out – but whoever is standing in front of me now is a completely different person. Transformed. Fresh. Awake. Vibrant.

I sat down to gather my thoughts today after spraying Chanel No5 L’Eau on one wrist and Eau Premiere on the other..

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Getting to Know You – Chanel No5 L’Eau

Gemstones of Paris – Part II

Something truly remarkable happens when you don’t expect anything and just go with the flow.. Once again I was proven right on the last day of my trip in Paris. 🙂

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Parfums de Nicolai | Photo by Jessica Young

Since I probably don’t have a mind of a reporter, the day when Louvre was on fire the last thing I could think of was the museum. 🙂 As we were walking along Rue de Richelieu, having visited a beautiful garden at Palais Royal, Mr.G. noticed a huge cloud of black smoke coming from the end of the street… Is that Louvre?! Is it on fire!? He was bouncing eagerly, ready to sprint.. 😀 Funnily enough, I happened to see a perfume store, right where we were standing.. it read ‘NICOLAI Parfumeur Createur‘ … Fire? Who cares about the museum when right at my fingertips there’s a fragrance store I’ve never heard of! 😀 I knew I had no time to spare, so I just went in…..

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Gemstones of Paris – Part II