Bonjour, French Girl!
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Bonjour, French Girl!

Stefanie Grant-Cassel

Next up on the Perfume June blog series: 
Bonjour, French Girl! 
Official description: 
OH LA LA! Twinkle Apothecary's French Girl fragrance is inspired by the scents of Paris. Smoky and sweet amber mingles with classically feminine rose, followed by earthy, masculine sandalwood and patchouli. This scent is unapologetically bold, romantic, and sensual. Pair it with a classic red lip and a glass of red wine, bien sûr!
How it got it's name: 
So, I visited Paris about 10 years ago, and the hotel that I stayed at had these crazy amber candles burning 24/7. It was such an intense scent, which was totally burned into my brain. For years I searched high and low (aka sniffed every candle I walked past) for that perfect "french" amber scent and never found it. When I decided to start making perfume, I knew I had to make my own amber blend, and I feel like this is pretty darn close. French Girl is strong, sweet, powdery, musk-y, smoky... everything I think of when I think of my trip to France!
What it's made of: 
My signature amber blend (a mix of benzoin oil, labdanum absolute oil, and vanilla co2,) sandalwood oil, patchouli oil, and rose absolute. 
Color: 
Deep orange-red. Thanks to the rich amber, and bright orange Moroccan rosa damascena absolute. 
Viscosity: 
Very thick. There may be a bit of sediment in the bottom of both the roll-on and spray bottles. That amber blend just doesn't like to dissolve. Give it a shake to mix it all up!  
Top notes: 
sweet deep rose, and rich amber
Middle notes: 
powdery, earthy patchouli 
Base notes: 
warm sandalwood and creamy vanilla amber notes
Aromatherapy benefits:
This scent is very grounding, relaxing, and sensual. It's definitely a nighttime/bedtime perfume.   
Pairs well with: 
Adore, Beau Spice, Florcore, Nasty Woman
Give it your own unique twist by adding: 
jasmine, coffee, more vanilla, clove, ginger, cedar wood, lavender, frankincense, ylang ylang
Staying power: 
EXCELLENT. There are no traditional top-notes in this scent, so what you smell when you first apply is pretty much what you get. Amber, sandalwood, and patchouli all linger on your skin for a very long time. 

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