a year ago
I have had this little bottle of perfume strength Diamonds and Rubies for a long time and have set myself with the task of really digging into some of my neglected fragrances and experiencing them. I've taken sniffs here and there of this little bottle and had a tendency to like what I was smelling. I realize that my tastes in fragrances are changing a bit as I'm getting older and I'm always looking for scents that offer something off the beaten track. Sweet gourmand types are feeling tired and commonplace to me but Diamonds and Rubies smells like a spiced take-no-sh*t fragrance. She could be my beloved original formulation Cinnabar's family member. I love oriental fragrances but in the time frame of Diamonds and Rubies being released (1993) I would never have even given this one a glance. I probably would have called this "an older lady scent." I never cared for White Diamonds as it was always everywhere and worn so heavily by people around me. I assumed that this Rubies version was a similar kind of scent. This is a fragrance for a woman who has life experience under her belt and doesn't mince words. Someone you can respect and know where you stand with her. She can run a successful business and she can also cook you a meal that you'll always remember and her spiced cinnamon cake is to die for. Basenotes lists this fragrance's notes as rose and peach along with jasmine and spices and a lovely base of amber, vanilla and Cedarwood. The nose that created this scent is Sophia Grojsman. I would wear this fragrance in the fall and winter when the air is getting cool and crisp. The spices in this fragrance would make it ideal for the festive seasonal time of year and friends and family would love getting warm hugs from you wearing Diamond's and Rubies. The fondest memories are made of such things. I wanted to come up with a Liz Taylor film scene in which to place the mood of this fragrance but I'm not well versed in Liz Taylor movies just pulled out of mid air so I'll use another movie siren of days gone by. Have you seen the movie Hilda Crane? I've watched it dozens of times. It stars Jean Simmons who incidentally kind of reminds me of Liz Taylor in those days of movie making. There's a scene where she is putting her rather nasty (I'm being kind) mother-in-law-to-be in her proper place. She's all polished in her wool skirt and sweater and handling an awkward situation with poise and grace and a very firm take-no-guff manner. She's gorgeous and a bit of a rebel. She's sexy and beautiful but demands respect. I could see Hilda wearing a perfume like Diamonds and Rubies. Shes fiery and alluring and spicy but she means business. Diamonds and Rubies would be a great fragrance for perfumistas like me who are loving the exploration of not so popular scents of the current time. Very worth trying a sample!
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