Little Miss Colombina's Perfume Collection
A couple of weeks ago I related to you the cunning little plan that my crafty little daughter has for my perfumes. Basically, she thinks that when she is “bigger” (which, as far as she is concerned, is any day now), she is going to use them to her little heart’s content. My counter-plan is to try to distract her with her own collection of fragrances. Le Petit Prince and La Rose du Petit Prince are currently being considered for the honor of gracing a shelf in the princess’s room..
Le Petit Prince is a soft verbena-based eau de toilette. It is fresh and sweet, candied even. A delicate woody base prevents it from being too syrupy and brings a welcome, slightly dry quality to the composition in the drydown. It is uncomplicated, extremely wearable, and overall a total delight for kiddies and grown-ups alike. La Rose du Petit Prince is a sparkling rose and citrus blend. The rose is juicy and pink, the citruses are bright and not really sweet at all, they have an acidic, mouthwatering, unripe feel that I find appealing and unexpected in this little-girl scent. La Rose is not the most complex of fragrances, but it is rather more sophisticated than the childish pink packaging might suggest. The tangy grapefruit and the dry, green petit grain add an interesting twist to the blend. Again, this is as appropriate for little girls as it is for their mamas. Of the two, Little Miss Colombina seemed to prefer La Rose, although when asked which one she’d like to have, she greedily demanded to be bought both. I am not sure yet if she will grow to appreciate perfume, but she already shows the traits of a future bottle collector.
Le Petit Prince and La Rose du Petit Prince are available at Beautyhabit.com, $26.00 and $32.00 for 100ml respectively.