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10.29.2006

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/.

3 Comments:

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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