Archive | August, 2013

L’Artisan Parfumeur Seville a L’Aube. Classy Aqua Manda

13 Aug

I love this perfume, and it would be one of my desert island choices in the unlikely event I get to leave northern climes. Others I will post about in the not too distant future.

For those of us who grew up in the 70s, Aqua Manda was an orange and herbal confection marketed by Goya, with a nod to the hippies in a fab arts and crafts presentation.  I miss Aqua Manda – it was one of my mother’s favourites too.  She would have been delighted by Seville a L Aube as it evokes both Paris and Seville (some of  her favourite places) and orange blossom (one of her and my very favourite notes) with a hint of lavender and a twist of incense.  Beautiful and accessible.  The ghost of Aqua Manda with a wonderful new life. I have found a light spritz works well in summer, and a couple more are cozy in winter.  Give this fragrance the love it deserves, people.  A True Fan Girl, I went to a presentation in London by the perfumer and his muse and my signed bottle is a treasured possession.    Dry rot chez nous means I will have to part with some of my lovelies.  Not this one though.  Photo to follow.