Thursday, September 18, 2008
Jean Desprez - Bal a Versailles
Whompingly impolite oriental that rushes out of the gates with a blast of incense. Smoky, woody, the smoulder of this belies the cutesy bottle and frou-frou name. This is the flipside of the gamine coin - if Leslie Caron and Jean Seberg had pixie haircuts and tiptoe espadrilles, this is the winged cat's eyeliner and piquant mole by the mouth. Flirtatious without the cloying, sickly, heavy nature of other orientals, this is perfect for autumn, for bed, this is a shocking pink Schiaparelli cocktail dress with nothing on underneath.