Then I smell Van Cleef & Arpels

 A spritz of which took me straight back to sunny Cali. 

Van Cleef & Arpels

I feel like one of the biggest process of becoming an adult, is slowly developing a habit of changing your perfume from time to time. How many perfumes did I live on two years ago? Two. And just like that, now I have eight of them sitting on my dressing table. Anyways, while I was wondering around the Liberty fragrance section, I found my new love – Van Cleef & Arpels California Reverie.

Inspired by the sunny Cali, this amber beauty features jasmine with additional notes of mandarin and beeswax. It's airy, lightly floral and of course, addictive. A spritz of Van Cleef & Arpels took me straight back to a year and half ago, when I spend about 3 weeks in Los Angeles to celebrate my brother's birthday. Admiring the beautiful palm trees, Santa Monica Beach and Pasadena. And at some point turned to late night In-N-Out & Julienne brunch takeaway at home. Yeah, we got lazy. 

Now my brother has moved away from the states, I probably won't be travelling to LA anytime soon, so I guess I can live on this one and dream a little. If I may. 

剛開始接觸香水的時候,很保守,都是一、兩瓶噴到底。還記得有一次與同學逛街,走到香水櫃一聞,對方立刻說「你的味道!」是啊,每天用都變成招牌了(笑)最近一兩年,慢慢開始嘗試不同品牌的香氛,發現其實依據心情、場合和季節來選符合自己個性的味道,也是種樂趣。梳妝台上香水瓶,也從原先的兩瓶變成七八瓶。好吧我承認,除了飾品,我的另一個嗜好,就是香氛。

Van Cleef & Arpels 一直以來給人的都是清新典雅的法式魅力。不管是透過飾品、訂製珠寶還是腕錶來認識,或是跟我一樣因為喜歡 Grace Kelly 而有所接觸,相信熟悉的這個品牌人對於他們精細的工藝都略知一二。將大自然和設計融合,在他們的作品中可以看到月亮、蝴蝶以及招牌的幸運草等等。這次在香氛的研發上,他們延續了將環境納入設計的理念,推出了一系列以不同城市或自然環境為靈感來源的香水。

今天介紹的是以加州為主角的 Van Cleef & Arpels California Reverie。好奇嗎?陽光普照的加州是什麼樣的味道呢?淡淡的茉莉花香,配上柑橘和蜂蠟的甜味,不過份濃郁,給人一種輕鬆自在的悠閒感。是啊,這就是加州!一年半前,為了慶祝乾哥生日而在加州待了三個星期,每天就是這麼慵懶自由的度過(笑)在這裏簡單的整理出這支香氛的調性–前調:柑橘,中調:茉莉花、雞蛋花,後調:蜂蠟、香草。雖然這瓶香氛並不是最新的,不過在整個系列中,我還是喜歡她多一些。短時間內應該是不會有機會再到美國,不如就與 Van Cleef & Arpels 來場加州之旅吧!

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Meanwhile, I'm back to freaking out for a feature piece due by tomorrow 10am. Oops. Happy Monday guys! x

新的一個星期就讓我們用新的香氛來迎接吧(笑)得繼續趕稿了,明天早上十點前要完成啊,哎真糟糕。