Speakest thou the language of love?
So asketh John Galliano in his newest fragrance – Parlez-moi d’Amour, launched recently.
Despite his fall from grace at the House of Dior recently, I cannot help but recall that it is L’enfant terrible John Galliano who galvanized the House of Dior, making the by now iconic Lady Dior and Cannage print truly signature Dior couture.
Parlez-moi d’Amour is a young fragrance, fronted by Taylor Momsen (I’m sorry I’m totally out of things but who is she?!) and the sweet floral scent is also targeted at the younger crowd. I happen to love the bottle. It is made to resemble an envelope with a “stamp” in the top right corner. The box it comes in looks just like an envelope in which a love letter would arrive, also with a stamp in the top right corner. And around the gold cap is engraved a sweet romantic message. It is a romantic fragrance to tell us to stop a while and enjoy the romance in this fast paced world of emails and texts. Letter writing is a dying art.
I love the whole look and feel of the fragrance bottle and the back story, but I do find the scent a little sweet and too floral for me. The scent I much much prefer is the John Galliano Eau de Toilette that comes in a gorgeous elegant bottle styled like a draped dress.
I love the look of this bottle (no it does not lean. My photo taking skills are non existent) and there is no cover. It smells of roses – a very lovely feminine scent that is light on the skin and does not feel too heavy on the nose. It deepens to a more woody musky scent I happen to like. It is however, quite clearly an adult fragrance. It would be too heavy for a young girl but it suits the sexy, mysterious woman draped in her finest, striding with confidence through the corridors of power 😉
I will be checking the Edt out at duty free the next time I pass through. It is something I would like to have because y’know I’m sexy and mysterious and stride with confidence through the corridors of power… 😉
Fragrances are something very individual and personal so my suggestion is to go out there and smell them for yourself because a fragrance defines who you are. And you can’t rely on a website to tell you anything – not until the day that they invent something to allow you to smell the fragrance through your computer screen. But you can still feast your eyes on the lovely packaging, can’t you? 🙂
John Galliano Parlez-moi d’Amour retails at RM172/30ml, RM240/50ml and RM285/80ml. John Galliano Eau de Toilette retails at RM205/40ml and RM254/60ml. Counters that stock John Galliano are Parkson Pavilion, Parkson 1 Utama, Sogo, Metrojaya MidValley and Sephora KLCC. Learn more at Facebook.