torsdag 10 december 2009
Grossmith - Phul Nana
We overslept this morning! And with one and a half hour also! Horrible and the youngest daughter became really upset and did n´t want to go to school at all. Maybe we should overslept a little more often so that the kids would get used to it? As far as I can remember this is the first time since we moved here (more than five years ago) that we overslept this bad. So now I sit here and it feels like nine o´clock but it´s really half past ten.
It was a reader of the blog that wondered what the names of Grossmith´s perfumes means, and that is quite interesting so; Hasu-No-Hana is "the scent of Japanese Lotus Lily". Phul-Nana means "Lovely flower" in hindi and Shem-El-Nessim is arabic for "smelling the breeze".
Today I´m going to introduce Phul-Nana for you. It was originally introduced 1891 and it is something quite uncommon, a bit of a fougére scent for ladies. Unfortunatly, Phul-Nana is the one of them that doesn´t suit me at all. It become very strong, stale and almost sour on my skin. Despite that I can still smell that Phul-Nana is a perfume with exquisist ingredienses and superior quality. On the right women it will probably become grand, majestic and refined. Among the Swedish royal ladies I think it´s only Queen Silvia that could pull it off.
Of the three scents from Grossmith Phul-Nana is the only I think of as dated, both Hasu-No-Hana and Shem-El-Nessim could be scents created by a gifted and dedicated perfumer today, but Phul-Nana smells like it has been around for a while, and since it has, I really think it´s ok.
Phul-Nana could very well become the most loved of them among perfume lovers that appreciate the magnificent, classic vintages.
Phul-Nana is a great feminine scent, with a lot of dark, dense base and I think my mother could like it, so maybe there´s where my sample end up?
Already in the opening Phul-Nana is quite bitter and herby. This stays through the whole scent, and the heart of geranium, tuberose and ylang ylang is well blended and no note seem to dominate on me.
When I am wearing Phul-Nana I feel like a little girl dressed up in my mothers most elegant clothes, her make-up and party shoes and wearing her most expensive perfume. Phul-Nana are remarkable longlasting and with great sillage.
Pic: Swedish Queen Silvia during Nobel Price Festivities 2007