Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Postcard from Paris - part III

My souvenier from Paris ~ Mythiques Phoenix cotton pareo in bleu lagon

Les Courses carrés on FSH's rooftop

Capsule wardrobe pieces: white jeans and printed cotton tunic (Tory Burch)
Accessories: Hermès 'Mythiques Phoenix' Cotton Pareo (H413302B1, clic H enamel bracelet in marron glacé, Farandole necklace and Birkin in Gris-T
Shoes: sand espadrille wedges (Castañer)
Scarf tying method: vertical basic slide
Scarf ring: Shawl ring in black horn

I am currently on vacation and posting this remotely. I won't be able to answer comments, but will continue with posts featuring my picture souvenirs from the FSH summer windows.

Hope everyone is enjoying a beautiful and happy summer!


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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Post card from Paris - Buly 1803

A couple of weeks ago, I discovered this charming and beautiful shop in the Rue Bonaparte. It opened in April this year, but its roots go back to 1803, when Jean-Vincet Bully founded his first shop in the Rue St-Honoré in Paris. Monsieur Bully's invention of the 'Vinaigre de Bully' (an aromatic lotion to preserve skin tone) made him famous all across 19th century Europe, and he  also inspired the main character in Honoré Balzac's the 'César Birotteau' novel, which is part of the 'La Comédie humaine' series.

The parfumerie has been brought back to life by Ramdane Touhami  (who also resurrected France's oldest candle maker, Cire Trudon) and offers perfumes, creams, scented oils, treatment waters, powders for custom recipes, clays for your baths, hair and dental care and candles, all of which are free from paraben, glycerine and alcohol.

The presentation and packaging is so lovely that everything makes a perfect gift or Paris souvenir..

The water-based perfumes come in eight different scents, and since they contain no alcohol, they are perfect summer scents too

The 'savon superfin' soap's scents match those of the bottled perfumes, and you have a choice of more than half a dozen illustrations for the gift box

The scented candles are made from plant-based ingredients, and come in marble pots with glass domes.

The beautiful decor ~ it makes you feel as if you have stepped into a 19th century apothecary

My shopping bag..


containing Huile Antique (scented dry oil)

and a tube of 'Pommade concrète' hand cream

Buly 1803, 6 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris,  Tel: + 33 1 4354 2562  from September 2014, their products will be available online too (worldwide shipping): www.buly1803.com

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