|Snips of the beautiful L'Artisan Parfumeur packaging combined with my riffs on same -- the blackberries, and the two doodled hexagons on the right are mine, in case you didn't guess. . .|
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Top page, across the left margin, Frankie told me I smelled Bee-you-ti-ful so I asked her to check if her parents thought I could spray her too -- some consideration on her part about rolling sleeve up or down first. . .
Mid-page, to the right of the penguin, I arranged my two Paris purchases on the table at my daughter's house, but then I needed something else to round out the composition -- and what better than a seasonal snow globe, penguin and all . . .
And from centre to right margin, I bought the face cream at the crowded little L'Occitane shop at Gare de Lyon before boarding my train to Torino (en route to Roma). The sales assistant was obviously pleased with such an easy sale -- he loaded me up with all kinds of yummy samples. . .
And on the second page, beginning at the bottom of the left margin and then working around the page. . . The pleasure of this scent is amplified by memories of the elegant shop, the conversation with the lovely Sales Assistant, the same one who had suggested last June , that I should try Mûre et Musc, and sent me away from the shop on Boulevard Raspail with samples. And today, Monday November 26, 2018, I got a follow-up email from "Ninon" thanking me again for my visit . . . and repeating a description of the scent, "An accord that explores the freshness of luscious blackberries, with an addictive facet of white musk."