How Green Was My Valley Part Deux: Mirra Lux Veil
This one is a stumper. Sent to me by a benefactress, it practically defies googling. Mirra Lux is apparently a Russian line of skin care (and considering the skin of most Russians I know I might want underground tanks of the stuff) that has a few scents. Veil is their symphony in.... celery.
Most of us look at celery as something taking up space at the salad bar, something we eat as penance since it's "negative calories" or if you're older as a delivery system of peanut butter in your lunch box.
It wouldn't shock me were I told that Christopher Brosius had something to do with this, although lightened by citrus and I think mint this is celery: the slightly aggressive green of the leaves and the white smell of the bulb with just a touch of the rooty earth.
Imagine Mandarine Mandarin as your car. It's stolen and days later you're told it's been discovered, stripped. The wheels, stereo, engine and maybe the paint are gone and all you're left with is the shell of the car, perhaps it's purest form as a piece of design. Veil is that pared down.
I like it a lot and have no idea where you can get it or for how much. Perhaps my benefactress can weigh in? Whoda thunk I'd embrace the crudite?
Image source, organicpassion.com