We had lunch with friends on Saturday and when I leaned in for the kiss-kiss on the cheeks I was treated to the most divine perfume.
I didn’t remember it from other occasions when we’ve been together, but Karine said it has been her favorite fragrance for years — “summer and winter.”
It seems like a summery perfume to me.
Created in 2005 by Jean-Claude Ellena, Un Jardin sur le Nil is composed of green mango, lotus, incense, calamus and sycamore wood.
Five minutes after we said our goodbyes, I was standing in a perfumery with My-Reason-For-Living-In-France’s credit card — he insisted (and who was I to argue?) — buying my own pretty bottle of this wonderfully green/tart/sweet, but not too sweet, eau de toilette.
I had tried it during our marathon three-hour lunch because Karine had a small bottle in her bag. That way, I knew I liked it on me.
Perfume choices are based on emotional decisions I think and a fragrance can also speak, or not speak or speak unpleasantly to those close to us, so it’s important to test before committing. You really don’t want to wear something that is off-putting to those with whom you live. If you would like to see if you are drawn to Un Jardin sur Le Nil as much as I am, think about asking for a sample to try for a few days before making the investment.
Ed. Note: Next week I’ll be signing the contract for my second book with Rizzoli. You can imagine I’m very, very excited. I’ve already started working on it because several weeks ago we agreed it was a good idea. Contracts take longer.
All of this is to say I will still be posting, but maybe not quite as often — three, maybe four times per week. As you know, I’ve already slowed down a bit, but please bear with me. The next book is going to be so much fun; I promise.