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La Rose du Petit Prince

I have a recurrent fantasy of having a little girl, a small daughter to whom I could have passed on all my bad habits. Like hatred of house-keeping and an abiding love for bad Lifetime movies.

But I could have also passed on all the good things I know about, too ... especially regarding fragrance.

Which is why, when I recently came in possession of an adorable little vinyl purse, accessorized with wild pink fuzziness and filled with pink things, including the La Rose du Petit Prince fragrance, I cast about looking for a small girl who might enjoy it (my coworker's little cousin will be the proud recipient of this treasure).

This fragrance line, an offshoot of the classic Antoine de Saint-Exupéry books about The Little Prince, and honoring the special rose (Wikipedia says -- and thus it must be true -- that the "temperamental rose" of his story was based on the writer's wife, Consuelo) that he carefully tended in his own strange way, is targeted to little girls ages 5 to 12 (the small cousin is 7, perfect!).

I admit that, before surrendering it, I did give the La Rose du Petit Prince scent a sniff. It's a sweet (but not too sweet) citrusy rose with notes of Clementine, orange, bitter orange, and grapefruit peel.

Ok, so I had a weak moment of thinking I'd keep it. But then I looked at the litttle purse with its pink nailpolish and lipgloss, pink bath bubbles and pink bracelets, slapped myself and wrapped it up to take to work next week.

I have SOME principles.

If you have a little girl you'll be shopping for this Chanukah and Christmas, the La Rose du Petit Prince line is available at


Blogger Logophile said...

Oooo, that sounds lovely.
My two little terrors are of the XY persuasion, oh well.

10:30 PM

Blogger Doug said...

Thanks for the tip. You don't want pink lipstick and pink bubble bath? I'm shocked.

1:33 PM

Blogger WinterWheat said...

*wipes tear*

6:18 PM


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