French Lover to be renamed
It is said that Frederic Malle's new scent, French Lover, will be renamed in the US into Bois d'Orage. Thank you, Judith, for the information! I know that I have been rather outspoken about not liking the name French Lover at first. But I have since changed my mind and now I am disappointed. "Bois Something" scents are dime a dozen. French Lover was original. So I am sorry to see it go.
There is a great thread on Basenotes, about the new name. I like the ideas the guys have much more than Bois d'Orage. For example, one poster says that, in the red states, the scent would be called Freedom Lover, while in the blue states it would be politically-correctly renamed into French Domestic Partner.