Friday, April 13, 2012

Honeysuckle For The Country Mouse

*Current Fragrance: Eau Fling by Harvey Prince
*Currently Listening: Hey Tonight by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Country Mouse & City Mouse
Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Country Mouse; otherwise known as my sister Allison...

Allison and Tonto
The top picture we took on New Years Day when I was visiting SETX and giggled that it pretty much summed us up: Allison (Country Mouse) with her cowboy boots & blue jeans and myself (City Mouse) ballet flats, leggings & scarf. Allison lives in SETX (this picture of her and the horse is very recent).

For two people that share so much DNA we are INSANELY different. Here's our similarities: we have very similar tastes in popular music, love tacos and salsa, have a soft spot for animals, are very protective of those we care for, and tend to have fuses on the shorter side, OH YEAH...we both really enjoy the sounds of our own voices! :-) Past that, total opposites: she's lighter beer...I go darker, she's crawfish...I'm boiled shrimp, she's hazelnut creamer...I like plain or vanilla, she's grass...I'm concrete, she drives a blazer...I take public transit, her degree is in Social Work...mine are in Music Performance. (By the way, I happen to think my sister would make an EXCELLENT Juvenile Probation Officer.)

Allison's favorite smell - which I knew, but she reminded in her comment for Perfumes to Help Calm the F#$K Down! - is honeysuckle. Aside from everything Honeysuckle that Bath and Body Works makes, she really doesn't have any perfume with Honeysuckle in the notes. Her two favorite perfumes are: Trish McEvoy's No. 6 Mandarin & Ginger Lily (I gave all of my bridesmaids different Trish McEvoy scents to match their personalities as gifts for being in my wedding) and Jo Malone's Orange Blossom.

Since going on this perfume blogging journey, I've found the perfect scent for a few of my loved ones: my husband is in love with his Eau Duelle and my friend...code name James...loves her Pamplemousse Rose and has dubbed me her "olfactory Svengali."

I'm on the hunt for a few honeysuckle scents to get samples for my sister try. I don't want anything with too much "heft." I can see her wearing something light, clean, semi-transparent but not "honeysuckle wearing a frock and a bonnet." Here's what I'm considering and would LOVE your feedback, perfume-land:

- Burberry London

- De Lune by Cartier

- Eau de Camille by Annick Goutal

- Hindu Honeysuckle by Providence Perfume Co.

- Honey Blossom by Aftelier Perfumes

- Orange Star by Tauer (It's not honeysuckle, but it sounds like it'd be right up her alley.)

- Summer Escape by Clean

I'd absolutely love some feedback if you know these 'fumes or suggestions that seam to fit the bill.

Thanks y'all! :o)

*Currently Listening: Susie Q by Creedence Clearwater Revival
**Photo Credits: 1&2) My own, 3)


  1. I friggin' love Orange Star. I very much want a bottle. To me, it's a delectable orange-amber scent that doesn't smell like much else I've tried.

    Cartier De Lune is boring and barely there. For me.

    Honey Blossom is supposed to be nice, but I haven't tried it myself.

    Wish I had more honeysuckle suggestions.

    1. I'm waiting for the sister to offer her feedback. :o) Orange Star DOES sound very tasty! I'm on a Tauer kick as of late!