In the kingdom of white flowers, where jasmine and tuberose rule the ball, the lily reluctantly renders a service with its presence. Half measures and frames are not peculiar to her. Moreover, when every second person strives to make a claim: sometimes I suffocate, then my head hurts, then I sneeze. Once on her birthday the birthday girl in the editorial office even allowed unheard-of impudence in her direction: "If there is a lily in the bouquet, you can leave it outside the door." It just so happened that people do not skimp on "lily" emotions: they say what they think and think they know. If a reality show were filmed in perfumery, then there would be more than one season of stories about the lily. Only there she is, proudly blooming and quietly laughing.
For all its contrived-dubious reputation, this flower everywhere symbolizes something good. Hope in Ancient Greece, peace and purity in Russia, mercy in France. The Greeks believe that the white lily came from the milk of the mother of the gods, Hera. Christians insist that these are the tears of Eve expelled from Paradise. The flower was revered by the Egyptians, ancient Persians, Catholics and Jews. The confusion, if you believe history, was introduced by the French. They began for their health, having immortalized them with an honorary image on the monarch's coats of arms, but by the Renaissance they ended with the notorious licentiousness.
She is also reputed to be a holy sinner in perfumery - although she has absolutely nothing to do with this. Can't stand on the spirit? No problem - just, please, no hate and bullying. Do you adore? Will thank you cordially and gratuitously. With white flowers there is always a snag - if you give them free rein, they can arrange porn. Lilia is not like that: she is more about eroticism. One to one Kim Basinger from "9 ½ Weeks" - with ice water, wax, syrup and goose bumps. Although, the repertoire was not without cut scenes for adults.
There is nothing worse than stereotypes. They showed in the movies a funeral home with wreaths of lilies and baskets of calla lilies, and that's all: the flowers have zero chances of leading a normal (not afterlife) life. Mark Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle do not feed bread, let me engage in a high-profile case. Aroma Lys Mediterranee as an appeal, where a lawyer (or perfumer) Eduard flash denies all the charges against his client, representing the goddess of the lily in the sea foam. No trace of the crime. The only and unfounded accusation is that it is beautiful to the point of indecency.
A defense without accusation is impossible, and a lily can also be in a bad mood. Dress up in decadent velvet, drag on with a meter long mouthpiece, delve into reading Baudelaire. Everyone has sins. And if you suddenly smell of a polished coffin and formalin, it’s all your excessive impressionability. We at Charogne by Etat Libre d'Orange hear an exceptionally innocent wooden gavel, the click of handcuffs being unfastened, and hysterical white flowers on the occasion of the closure of the case.
Yves Saint Laurent adored freshly cut lilies - in his Paris apartment on rue Bonaparte, they were always in antique vases made of Chinese imperial porcelain. At one time, the hypnotic shape of their flowers inspired the couturier to bend the wide-brimmed capeline hat, which has become an indispensable part of the glamorous wardrobe. When the Le Vestiaire Des Parfums collection decided to create a scent of the same name, the choice of the component became obvious. To live up to the reputation of a holy sinner, a pair of innocent lilies was picked up with a little bit of vanilla (read also: "Caramel, vanilla, hot chocolate: 8 sweet perfumes that you can't resist").
If all fragrances became predators of the feline family, then Lys 41 by Le Labo would definitely turn into a graceful trot. White flecked fur. Fluffy, toothy and impossibly beautiful. It's scary, but you still climb to hug: if it bites, then gently; if it scratches, it will immediately lick. Will be friends, but only with her permission.
Nobody knows how to think in images, like Serge Luten. On the one hand, it is logical that each era needs its own religion, each religion has its own Virgin Mary, each Virgin Mary needs its own lily symbol. If the picture is more or less clear with biblical times, what about the "iron maiden" in the era of metal with its aroma? As soon as the insidious microbe recedes, and you find yourself in Buenos Aires, run to look for the giant metal flower Floralis Generic - puff up your eyes, sniff the air and admire.
On the white beach of Casablanca, it was ragged in a white terry robe The white sun of the desert shines, the white lily sways and trembles in a white haze. A fluffy spiral of whipped cream is wrapped in a white bar on white ice cream. White peacocks wander around and look suspiciously - they will peck at a white, unburned heel.
Lily with far-reaching plans - deafens and excites, writes wet messages and only in a drop. They say that at the time of its appearance, the fragrance was dedicated to Russia. Perhaps from here is this bunch of white flowers that you cannot hold with both hands, and the bitter frost. National scale. And the snowfall to match.
The epics of the Middle Ages, which became one of the sources of inspiration for LunCollection, tell that all forgotten, lost or lost intentions, in the end, end up on the moon. A place where dreams and tears, love and prudence, days of idleness and unfinished business are kept in special white ampoules. One of these bottles contains a lily - a flower whose rebellious disposition and mother-of-pearl hue reminded the creators of Andromeda shimmering in the sky.
A quiet and delicate fragrance called "the gates of hell", perhaps the place where some ill-wishers strive to identify the lily for its unbearable character. The girl does not care, if only they did not encroach on personal space. If you want hell, you will have hell. She went down and, as if in a Russian fairy tale, looked prettier and rejuvenated from the boiling water. White flowers with smoldering wood chips - miracles, and more!
As soon as the Japanese intervene, everything immediately falls into place. Inborn Zen even brings anti-lily worshipers to the bright side of good. In L'Eau d'Issey, it is as if you are looking at a laconic and restrained flower through water. The spectacle, I must say, is fascinating and unforgettable - since 1992.
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