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Window Shopping at Place Vendome


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Stop, seat, relax. Done with Christmas and Hannukah shopping, no?


Expensive shops are waiting for you at Paris, Place Vendome and feel happy we have 360 photo shooting already 🙂

Place Vendome is also classified as a historical site and touristic spot.

Some of the luxury firm shops at site:

Boucheron, Chopard, Carvet, Chanel Boutique, Fred-Rolex, Giorgio Armani, Piaget, Van Cleef & Arpels, Lanvin, Guerlain, Dior.


December 17, 2011 Posted by | Skyscraper Gossip | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A classic perfume

Perfumes may come and go ….fragrances and scents may reach their pick and disappear like ether, but good perfumes come here to stay. There are eternal extracts and oils that once bottled their essence cannot evaporate over the wind of time. Trendy perfumes may stay with us for a season or two, but good ones will stay forever. Celebrities with their own commercial perfume may come and go, but only the best perfumes stay.

Classic fragrances are trendy always, it is just the wise woman with a unique style that will find them. Only the best perfumes will become a classic, judged its scent over time by women and men too, they will keep their richness even for centuries if hermetically sealed. A mixture of essences extracts and scents of the highest quality declared as a classic, a work of art, created for our senses to enjoy. A simple flower, a modest fine wood turned into a fragrance adding pleasure and value to our lives. Magic is in a small bottle of perfume for you to feel, with no difference of age or origin, perfumes are the most classic of trends. Scents worn shared over centuries, by beautiful women over time.

Baudruchage is the final touch of class given to a perfume, it is a special and traditional technique of sealing hermetically perfumes. The “baudruchage” is done by hand with a thin dampened membrane applied to the bottleneck then attached with a golden silk thread,  softly bearding it “barbichage” and brushing it “brossage”, adding a small seal over the a knot, and some drops of wax to guaranty inviolability, many of the classic perfumes come sealed this way, preventing the intrusion of air into the bottle and the extract’s evaporation. This technique is done for example in Shalimar, and Chanel No5 perfumes.

For me I love extracts, where just a drop is enough to feel the great scent and my favorite, Shalimar by Guerlain this is a true classic scent, created by Jacques Guerlain with an oriental inspiration, in fact my very first Shalimar was bought at the Cairo shuk, as you might know Egypt is a very big producer of natural essences and oils for it’s distribution to perfume laboratories and the perfume industry all over the world.

For me being very young, and not knowing which essence match my style and which one to choose, in fact prices were very cheap, when asking the vendor for the best of the best in perfumes he pointed to the Shalimar with a twinkle in his eyes he said to me like an omen that I’ll be wearing it for all of my life. And here I am now still enjoying every drop of Shalimar elixir. This perfume was created in 1925 with it’s art deco bottle named after the Indian Gardens of Shalimar and in remembrance of the emperor that then built for his cherished love the greatest of all, the Taj Mahal.


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November 4, 2010 Posted by | Skyscraper Gossip | , , , , , , | 1 Comment