Pretty in Pink


Sometimes losing electricity frees you up for life’s more simple pleasures. Like flipping through Vogue’s September Issue, cover to cover, by flashlight beam. I glance at each of the 758 pages, noting the fashions, but more seriously hunting for scent strips.

With time to leisurely scan the pages, I start to notice that many of the new fragrance launches share a lovely shade of pink. Not a girly bubblegum pink, but a more sophisticated, ballet slipper pink.

A soft hue, with just a touch of golden coral. A champagne pink.

Not unlike the elastics and ribbons I’d sew on my daughters dance shoes – first her soft slippers, later her pointe shoes.

Thanks, Irene.

Here are a collection of graceful pink perfumes, along with their scent notes:

Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial – Amber, Bergamot, Rose, Jasmine, Iris, Vanilla, Tonka Bean

Elie Saab Le Parfum – Orange Blossom, Jasmine Absolute, Patchouli, Cedar Accord, Honey Rose

Givenchy Dahlia Noir – Mandarin, Pink Pepper, Mimosa, Rose, Iris, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Tonka Bean

Tom Ford Santal Blush  – Ylang Ylang, Cumin, Cinnamon Bark, Carrot Seed, Jasmine, Rose, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Oud, Musk, Benzoin

Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude – Bergamot, Mandarin, Pink & Black Pepper, Jasmine, Muguet, Coconut Water, Honey, Musk, Sandalwood, Amber, Heliotrope, Vanilla, Woods

photo via BonBon Rose Girls