...Du bist so schoen.
It's usually not my style to get overly poetic when describing perfumes; I leave the elegies and opulent odes to those better equipped for that sort of thing, but in this case I have to make an exception and use a quote from Goethe's Faust.
"Verweile doch, du bist so schoen.." (Stay a while, you are so beautiful) is probably the most quoted quote from the most quoted play from the most quoted author in the German language.
Often tragically misquoted, these few words do not describe a romantic encounter with a woman, but Faust's wish to capture the impossible: the fleeting moment. Bliss, we would probably say these days. I don't want to get too literature lectures here, but it is a defining moment in the play and I have spent many an hour in school debating it. What I find interesting is the connection with perfume and when I tested Cuir de Nacre from Ann Gerard it was the thing that immediately came to my mind, and with some regret.
|My visual interpretation of Cuir de Nacre by Ann Gerard|
How and where to wear:
High speed dating
Verweile doch image via flickr by silviaN, some rights reserved