A Rose & Blueberry Love-Affair
Of course I would be lying if I told you that the bottle is not the first thing that tempted me to pick this bottle up among the many in the perfume shop. How could one not notice and resist it? The heavy glass with the heavy engraved gold cap. The stamp and the love-letter look begging me to "talk about love"! (Parlez Moi D'amour.) Well I shall!
It's not a secret that Parlez Moi D'amour is named after the Edith Piaf song. Ahh, Piaf the tormented tiny French songbird with the impressive voice. Yes, the bottle is wonderful and the name is flirting with your imagination, but how is the juice? Well, the first refreshing thing about this floral fruity is the fact that it lacks vanilla. Among the many MANY vanilla note filled scents of late, that in itself is a breath of fresh air to me! (I love vanilla notes, but I was under the impression that lately most new fragrance releases have vanilla notes...somewhere in them...There is a time and a scent for vanilla, but sometimes enough is enough and the nose wants something different, and PMDA is different.)
At first spray I smell the blueberry note, it's very fruity and sweet and just before it gets too much, the rose note and a hint of bergamot join in and balance the sweetness out into a fruity fresh floral and very romantic scent. A dash of jasmine and a bed of musk (with an apparition of patchouli) to rest your love-letter on becomes the wonderful dry down that lasts and last on me despite that I have the EdT!
A wonderful *break* from all the heavy and complicated scents. A breath of fresh air in a wonderful bottle. I love wearing it on spring mornings...A light, cheery and romantic smell; wonderful after your shower and just before you step out the door into the first tender rays of spring sunshine. A trail of floral-fruity flirtation following my every step and tempting people to talk to me about love. And why not? It's a spring romance in a bottle. ; )
A romantic and delicious keeper, a pretty, *girlie* and very playful scent that is memorable and fresh without being too fresh, and sweet without being cloying.
Taylor Momsen is not the right *face* for this scent IMO, her persona is too 'rock & roll/rebel teenager' like, and the scent and bottle are reminiscent of a time when people still wrote love letters on REAL paper (the box of PMDA is white and looks like an envelope complete with stamp too) and I would have picked a more *mature* and romantic face...but this is just my opinion based on the scent & the bottle.
Silage is: "I am light, breezy but not fleeting and feel romantic" -- Longevity on me is a loveable 6+ hours