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Friday scent of the day 5/27

Alberto Morillas

Friday, at last, and if you’re in the US, almost Memorial Day weekend. I’m sure some of you are starting early.

Our community project for today: wear a fragrance by Alberto Morillas, if you have one. What fragrance did you pick? As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you’re not participating in the community project.

I’m wearing Le Labo Tubereuse 40. What little I have is almost gone. If I could afford it, I’d buy more…

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Oriza L. Legrand Villa Lympia ~ fragrance review

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Last month I reviewed La Parfumerie Moderne’s Années Folles, an evocation of hotel parties on the Riviera during the Roaring Twenties. This week, just as summer arrives in my part of the world, I backed up a few decades to the Belle Époque. Oriza L. Legrand’s Villa Lympia is a new fragrance evoking “an air of summer over the Riviera for the first swims of the season,” with “the freshness of a gentle breeze, with hints of sea foam and salt, wafting into the shelter of a beach cabin, mingling with scents of moistened wood and burning sand.”

I’m a little late to the Oriza L. Legrand party, but I’m smitten with the brand’s packaging and I like its concept of reviving fragrances from its archives. Oriza offers numerous nostalgic floral perfumes that I really need to try soon. However, Villa Lympia diverges from the brand’s usual path…

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