Friday, March 9, 2007

Mimosa Pour Moi

The Uninvited (1944) Starring Ray Milland, is one of my favorite "ghost story" movies. It has all the creepiness and suspense needed for a classic spooky tale. The house, on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea is definitely haunted-- flowers wilt the moment they are brought inside, there is an icy chill in one room, and the scent of mimosa wafts through the house at odd times...

Mimosa Pour Moi by L'Artisan Parfumeur has fizzy, cheerful headnotes that settle down into a lovely mimosa heart. The whole plant-- blossom, stem, and leaf are used, with hints of blackcurrant bud and violet leaf. So far it is the truest Mimosa scent I have tried. It is wonderful when worn during the warm months, but I've been appreciating it during this cold snap, as it smells like a day in late June.

"I was in your presence for an hour or so
Or was it a day? I truly don't know.
Where the sun never set, where the trees hung low
By that soft and shining sea.
In the summertime, ah in the summertime,
In the summertime when you were with me."
--Bob Dylan

"In the Summertime," despite its hazy lyrics, has a lovely feel to it,
and Dylan's harmonica playing hangs in the air like the scent of mimosa.
--Rolling Stone review 1981