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 http://www.beautyhabit.com/.