One Thousand Scents

Friday, January 13, 2012

Party Girl: Vraie Blonde by Etat Libre d'Orange

Vraie Blonde is so much fun! It smells like a box of milk chocolates full of aldehydes. There may be a peach-flavoured cream centre in one or two of them, but otherwise it's aldehydes and chocolate. And it's vivacious and charming, bright and cheery and effervescent, the centre of attention. The life of the party! And the fun doesn't end! Vraie Blonde just keeps being bubbly and madcap, and even if you beg it to stop it's still dancing a couple of hours later, and you try to sneak away for hot shower and a bit of peace and quiet but you can't escape.

A few hours after that it dies of exhaustion.



  • Oh, man. I JUST got a sample of this, as yet unworn. I'd better start taking my vitamins right now to withstand the hours of "fun" ahead. :D

    By Blogger olenska, at 9:40 AM  

  • Maybe you'll LOVE it! A lot of people over at MakeupAlley seem to. I think it's interesting and amusing, but fanatically one-note.

    By Blogger pyramus, at 2:28 PM  

  • Hi,Used to love a scent, Yohji Essential by Yohji Yamamoto..since you know so much can you recommend anything similiar?? many thanks in advance..

    By Blogger Judi, at 3:38 PM  

  • I can do better: I can lead you to the real thing. Perfume Country has the EDT (, a purse spray with four 10-mL refills, for under $50, a good price, seeing how hard this is to find these days.

    I don't know of anything similar, unfortunately, because Yohji Essential is not something that ever crossed my radar. I remember the original and I have a treasured bottle of Yohji Homme, but that's it. Someone over on Makeup Alley said that they found Yohji Essential and Paloma Picasso Mon Parfum to be similar, so you could try that, but Mon Parfum used to be a full-bore chypre of the kind that is no longer being made, and I have no idea what it smells like nowadays.

    By Blogger pyramus, at 4:30 PM  

  • thanks bunches! Just ordered it, Essential is more of a floral chypre not a in your face chypre that you just can't find... again thank you so much!

    By Blogger Judi, at 5:58 PM  

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