First of all I have to say that I really love the violet flacon of Jeanne Couture with its beautiful dark purple ribbon. I adore Alber Elbaz‘ work for the house of Lanvin in general. Jeanne Couture is an amazingly individual scent for a sophisticated, sensual, young woman. It smells like Fashion Week. Stylish people from all over the world get together. By the way I love accents. Italians who speak English, Americans who speak French, Frenchmen who speak German – a mélange of cultures which you get a lot in the fashion scene. But I am wandering from the subject, back to Jeanne Couture.
The dominant impression I get is blackcurrant even though it is not listed. Blackcurrant with bergamot, sparkling like a glass of champagne backstage, when the models are prepared for the show. Beauty surrounds you and the atmosphere is pure magic. Jeanne Couture picks up some fruits from the buffet, okay she adds some raspberries, and tries to relax before the spots go on. Coulorful dresses, different textures, ribbons – ‚couture couture‘. Gowns like brilliant flowers. I love the peonies in Jeanne Couture as much as I love them in Stella by Stella McCartney.
I have worked long enough in fashion to know how stressful it can be backstage if the models don’t find their shoes and everything just seems to be lost. But there is no better feeling than watching the show, you stop breathing. What about Jeanne Couture? She walks down the catwalk, fully present in the spotlight, highly concentrated to find the perfect pose for the photographers at the end of the stage. Her scented trail is musky and slightly woody and when you smell it, I am sure you will find it distinctive. I love to wear it, it’s special. Very feminine.
Last week I fell in love with Neela Vermeire’s Bombay Bling, this week it’s Jeanne Couture. Funny thing, both are fruity and sensual. What I want to tell you is, that normally I don’t like fruity perfumes – fruity in form of citrus notes in the headnote okay, but not so dominantly. And now two weeks in a row! Must be the weather.
What are you longing for in spring?
Perfumer: Domitille Bertier
Notes: raspberry, violet leaves, dew peony, magnolia, cedar, musk