Review of Unlisted Brand Yvonne LaFleur by Mayra
The second I dabbed it on my skin it hit me with a strong floral and very powdery accord that made me think perhaps I would not like it at all. But in less than a minute I had vivid memories of smelling my grandma's hair (she wore a long salt and pepper braid that she would tie in a bun. I hardly ever saw her with her hair down) and those rose and violet scented dusting powders with the huge fluffly puffs she used to love and always enjoyed receiving for mother's day, holidays (she loved soaps and EDC's too, especially Lavender). Sometimes we would arrive at her door for a visit when she had just stepped out of her shower and she still had a little dampness on her neck and the powder was just sitting there...white scented cast...very distinctive...something that might repel me on any other person but on her it was just magical. I wanted to dig my noise in it and get the tip of my nose tinged in the white..in her scent. the minute I kissed her and hugged her the scent of the talc would get on me...at least for a little bit anyway.
Those days are long gone. My grandma is no longer with us but this scent awoke all those old memories..just like that.
Its a mother's hug, a cold night on a warm bed under a fluffy down comforter and lots of pillows, flannel pajamas, my mother's hugs, getign tucked in like a mummy by dad. :-) There is just something truly comforting about this scent. I am not saying by any means that this is an older lady's fragrance. Just that its cozy and feminine and old fashioned but in a good way. Powdery, floral..roses and violets and a bit of something else I am still trying to define. I will repeat testings and update my review but so far I like it for what it reminds me of..family and comforts of home and sleep and love.
I'm not sure if I was at LaFleur's boutique that I would go for a bottle of this but its nice to be reminded of the ultimate power of the human olfatory system, of scents..of memory. Brilliant stuff.