Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The History of L'Heure Bleue

The History of Tangled Up in L'Heure Bleue: This blog is celebrating its one year anniversary today. Inspired by Bob Dylan, The House of Guerlain, and a small affectionate cat.

L'Heure Bleue was born in Paris in 1912. Inspired by the Blue Hour... Twilight. Paris at dusk. The blue hour occurs between the hours of daylight and darkness. Everyone knows this melancholy hour--in Scotland it is referred to as the gloaming. The blue hour can also mean the time period before WWI, when Paris was enjoying a period of calm and innocence. (Well some innocence, anyway.)

The perfume perfectly captures the mood and emotion of the time. It is a powdery floral blend. Carnation is the star of its heart. Notes: Aniseed, Violet, Rose, Jasmine, Carnation, Vanilla, Musk

I prefer the EdT with this one, as it is lighter, but the parfum is extraordinary also. You can purchase the parfum at Bergdorf Goodman for approx $300. The EdT is easier to find (sometimes in stock at Nieman Marcus, Saks, Sephora, & Discount Perfume shops online for $62.00 or less--as low as $39.00 through discounters.)