Tuesday, 11 October 2011

I heart Paris

There is something about Paris that has inspired writers, artists and romantics for centuries. Paris (nicknamed the City of lights) is the capital city of France, and the largest city there.
The Seine river runs through the oldest part of Paris, and divides it into two parts, known as the Left Bank and the Right Bank. It is surrounded by many forests.There’s something about Paris that stays with you. From your very first bite of an authentic buttery flaky croissant, to strolling along the Seine.






...Breaking a fresh baguette under the shadow of the Eiffel Tower to your very first peek at Laudree's  gorgeous window display. Laduree is most well known all over the world for their amazing selection of French macarons and pastries.C'est magnifique! 





 As you can see, I'm a little obsessed...










The Museums, the gardens, the elegant boutiques and road side cafes where you can sit all day and watch the world go by.




 The jewel of Paris ,Sacre Coeur....




The famous French Crepes...








And of course the great french perfume houses. Chanel, Creed, Caron, Guerlain, Fragonard, Dyptique to name just a few.
The home of great perfumes is undoubtedly France. And the village of Grasse in the south of France (and nearby Eze) are synonymous with French Perfume. Grasse is a pilgrimage for all great perfume lovers - as well as many perfumeries to visit, the countryside is laden with the scented flowers that characterise the classic French fragrances. Here grows Jasmine, Tuberose, Roses, Irises and Lilies especially cultivated for their scent. 
Paris, of course, also has long associations with perfume, and many of the great French houses are still to be found head-quartered in central Paris 
source:perfumecreationsuk








 And of course, no trip to Paris can be complete without a visit to the world famous  Galeries Lafayette


Founded in 1893, Galeries Lafayette department store is a Paris fashion institution. Clothes, jewelry, accessories, home furnishings or cosmetics can all be bought under one roof. It also houses a food market, Lafayette Gourmet, that will be sure to tempt foodies and curious travelers alike. Modeled after a Mideastern baazar, the store flaunts unique Belle Epoque architecture.



Paris, Je t'aime.....














And lastly, I would like to share some mainstream perfumes with you all. An ode to Paris...
text courtesy fragrantica
PARIS

The perfume is named after Paris, the adored city of Yves Saint Laurent, who created it as a tribute to the Parisiennes who are always elegant, romantic, vivacious, ironic, simple and charming. Paris is a brilliant harmony of roses and violet flowers. This woody-floral starts with bergamot and violet, followed my may rose and iris at its heart, ending with sensational warmth of sandalwood.  
PARISIENNE

 Romantically named Parisienne by YSL, it implicates its Paris fragrance antecedents, as well as its edited bottle design. Besides the official notes of Damascus rose, violet, peony, cranberry, patchouli, vetiver, musk and sandalwood, it also contains urban and bold aromas of vinyl and lacquer, reminding us of the special scent of a cosmetic bag, make – up and high-heels on the hot city asphalt.

RIVE GAUCHE
Rive Gauche means - 'Left Bank'- and stands for the left side of the river Seine, an intellectual, hip and slightly more bohemian side of Paris, where YSL boutique is situated. Rive Gauche is a fragrance for free and independent women, a gracious inhabitant of the city who likes the sun and wind more than anything but who is also quintessentially metropolitan.
The well-known and much loved composition of floral aldehydes was enriched in 2000s with clear woody and aromatic accords. The aldehyde note is now surrounded by pelargonium and rose absolute, which somewhat softens the sharp metal note of the original composition, ending with a comfortable combination of oak moss, vetiver, musk and balsamic notes.
And yet those changes leave the fragrance very recognizable - all the way to the arty flacon. It is a great addition to any perfume lover's collection due to its true versatility and impeccable, very French' taste.

CHAMPS ELISEES
Delicate fruity-floral fragrance. Mimosa, rose, almond, and forest fruits are followed by melon and exotic fruits. It is a day-time perfume. It was first created by Jacques Guerlain in 1904, but the contemporary Champs Elisées has nothing common with the first fragrance but the name. Still it is also a beautiful fragrance. The new Champs Elisées was launched in 1996.
SOIR DE PARIS
Soir de Paris (evening in Paris) is the most known fragrance created by bourjois.The top notes are fruity fresh, featured with bergamot, apricot and peach, green notes and violet. The floral heart is composed of rose Damascena, jasmine, heliotrope, ylang-ylang, lily-of-the-valley and orris. The base includes amber, musk, sandalwood and vanilla.
PARIS AMOUR
Paris and love, eternal inspiration of creators. Bath and Body Works created this fragrance which comes in pale pink packaging with outlines of the Seine River and Eiffel's tower. Top notes bring us joyful drops of mandarin zest mixed with strawberry, currant leaves and blossom, pink apple blossom, along with fresh and floral kisses of dewy freesia.The heart provides a true floral bliss with jasmine petals, French tulip, lotus and frangipani. Floral notes melt in exciting peach passions. Floral-fruity harmony finishes with chords of French vanilla, coconut milk, amber, sandalwood and pleasant creamy musk.

Image courtesy: google,weheartit,

29 comments:

Corina Muru said...

Lovely post!
I had two trips planned for Paris and each time something else came up :))). So for now I'm happy with seeing some pictures of it. :)

Pretty Wonderful said...

such incredibly beautiful photos - i wanna go to Paris now!

Alice x

Viya ;) said...

:O :O :O!!!! I never knew most of the things!!! The pictures are beautiful! :D This post makes me wanna go on a vacation to Paris!.. and the desserts and treats look sooo delicious!! :) Everything looks soooo dreamy and romantic! :D :D

Cheeky Chic said...

And the french food .. esp the baked ones .. don't forget that

Pooja_G said...

Awesome photos and lovely post. hope to see all these in real some day! :)

Pandora`s Box said...

@Corina Muru: Aww! I'm sure you'll be visiting this time around.Third time's a charm right :)

@Pretty wonderful: I'm in too :)

@Viya: I'm sure someday you n VK will make beautiful memories together in Paris.

@Cheeky Chic: yum! :)

@Pooja_G:Thank you hon.

CottonCandyINK said...

beautiful photos! love all the food looks so good.

Areej Usman said...

Lovely post :)

CREATIVE MIND said...

waooo..nice post! but its going to frustrate me..hahahaha!!! I must have a trip...

p.s yar wesy zardari jitni kamaae ho to bnda relaxly Paris ja kr khoob shopping kry :) hahaha

Su said...

Really great post! So elegant and charming! Paris, want to visit one day! For now, I'll indulge in a macaroon or two. Sigh...

Miss Southern Prep said...

Gorgeous pictures! My best friend went to Paris this summer, and I was so jealous! I want to visit so badly!

P.S. Love the pic of Serena and Blair!

Pandora`s Box said...

@cottoncandyink:Yes food is one of the main highlights.

@Areej:I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by.

@Creative mind:Haha! That's true :)

@Su: I can imagine you enjoying Paris for a day and then taking the next train to Grasse :)

@Miss Southern Prep:Lol I didn't know it was Serena and Blair.It was just some random pic. Thanks for letting me know.

Mishi said...

Its such a Beautiful place na! amazing !! I heart Paris too and I wish to go there someday..wasay I love Itly and Spain more..but paris in on my "to go" list too:-)

Rakhshan said...

WOW! such a beautiful post! i feel like I've just been to Paris and back!:) the pictures are amazing with an almost real life-like quality!!
lovely work Pandora!! *thumbs-up*

♥ Sadie ♥ said...

Oh I love Paris <3, beautiful :).

Sadie xx

Fragancia said...

God i'm seriously drooling over those desserts :d
Paris is so damn dreamy!

Sara.H said...

OMG! this place is like heaven! Wow wow wow! 0_0

muslimahbeauty.com said...

OMG you've sold Paris to me! I never really wanted to go before but, I'm VERY tempted now!

Pandora`s Box said...

@ Mishi: Hope you get to see all the places you wish for.

@Rakhshan: Thank you :)

@Sadie: I have yet to hear, I hate Paris :) Thanks for stopping by

@Fragancia: Me too :) Macaroons are hard to bake.

@Sara.H: Yes love the pics.

@muslimbeauty: Thank you I'm glad you liked my lil post.

~Serendipity~ said...

This is the most beautiful post I've ever come across in my couple of months of blogging experience :)

Shrilata Madeneni said...

I have been to Paris and ya its really a wonderful place. Hey thanks for visiting my blog but I think you are visiting my wordpress.com version, my blog is now sparklesunlimited.net. Do check it out :)....nice to know you through this blogsphere...hope to see you around :)

The Beautifier said...

Awesome shots! Paris is a beautiful place, I would love to go there and click lots and lots of pics :)

Pretty Wonderful said...

I also tagged you - http://pretty--wonderful.blogspot.com/2011/10/this-or-that-makeup-tag.html

Alice x

FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

Great post. I really like your blog.^^

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Jordy's Spot said...

great post :)

vertu said...

Ah...lovely Paris, Love to see all the pics again and again. :)

Britt said...

This is like the best blog post by anyone, ever. I ADORE Paris and haven't been since I was seven. This post made me miss it even more! Such a beautiful place!

Sofie said...

wish I could go <3
YOUR PRINCESS IS IN ANOTHER CASTLE

pandora ireland said...

I'd love to get more followers!

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