Friday, 6 February 2009

Les Senteurs

Yes I enjoyed this film very much. It was not quite as pretty or as indulgent as Marie Antoinette, but just as bitter sweet. Can't quite imagine having to put up with a husband from back then! I lucked out with mine. But I expect unfortunately, that there are quite a few Duke of Devonshire types still about.

16. My quest for that scent is still on and more fevered than ever! I have discovered via a very well timed Vogue article Les Senteurs and their great sample ordering service. I will let you know how it turns out. Maybe I'll discover a perfume fit for a duchess. Next on the list, a ludicrous wig.

Have a glorious weekend.

14 comments:

Jeanneoli said...

I love time period movies. I really want to see this one too. I think the wig would look splendid!!!:-) You are pretty impressive to post almost everyday!

Anonymous said...

This was filmed near me and my next door neighbour is a "man in tights" walking up the stairs in front of Keira - you can just see his legs... oh the fame!!

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The Cherry Blog said...

Not seen this one yet, but think I will add it to my rental list now! have a nice weekend! x

Brittany Noel said...

I can't wait til you get the wig!

La Fée said...

The costumes are incredible, so much detail!!

Concha said...

That was exactly the feeling I had when both 'Marie Antoinette' and 'The Duchess' were over: bittersweetness. I have seen 'M. A.' many times since and now I want to see 'The Duchess' again!

mimi charmante said...

Definitely try out Jo Malone - they do a lot of scent mixing and I adore mine! I had a lovely afternoon at Jo Malone in London trying all of their fabulous options before deciding on mine~ I know Nordstroms carries her, and would guess that at least one other big department store does, unless you are in one of the few cities here that have an actual store...

mimi charmante said...

Make sure you try out Jo Malone - they do a lot of scent mixing and I love mine. I spent a lovely afternoon in the London store and highly recommend her perfumes. Nordstrom carries her, and I believe there are a few places in the US that actually have a store~

Blind, Irish Pirate said...

I found the Duchess to be much for satisfying than Marie A. While it wasn't as intricate and lavish, I thought that the Duchess surpassed Marie A. in way of depth and plot.

Rose said...

I loved the Duchess' British take on the period- I didn't totally expect too actually so I was pleasantly surprised.

I'm so glad you looked up Les Senteurs, I mentioned them on your previous post- I will need to look for that Vogue article too. It's really a great shop, the staff are so knowledgable and not pushy at all. The sample service is fab. Good luck- looking forward to hearing your scented thoughts!

Noemi Sunshine Ferst said...

The Duchess was brilliant.
Beautiful and painful.
Loved it.
xx.

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Can you imagine how little movement one would have been able to manage with all that towering hair and headgear (not to mention the corsets and skirting)?! I would have lost my mind. Much too restless.

Soisaeng said...

This is the best period film I have seen for a while and such a tragedy too. I really liked it. Can't wait for Emily Blunt in The Young Victoria!