Guerlain Shalimar Ode de Vanille, 9" x 11"
Back in a May I got a request to paint several Paris pet portraits from the gals up at the New York branch of Guerlain.
Shortly before I went off on my last trip a little surprise showed up at my door - Guerlain Shalimar 'Ode de la Vanille'. Addiction set in and I didn't even know it.
I haven't worn perfume for ages. You can't when you're shooting around chefs and food - it interfers with their cooking aromas. But after daily hits of Ode de la Vanille I was hooked. Everytime I saw a tassel a certain mysterious scent would waft over me...
I stopped in Anne Maisonneuve's shop looking for another macaron T-shirt. When I spotted her tassel earrings I had to have them!
Did you know Anne makes jewelry along with her adorable macaron T-shirts? I bought these tassel earrings even though they kind of clash with my red glasses, ahem.
I am maybe the world's worst baker but when I saw lush tubes of vanille at G.Detrou patisserie shop I swooned. I have no idea what I'll do with them but they are vanille like my new perfume...sigh
Everytime I passed an Amorino gelateria and read the words 'parfums' I couldn't resist.
It was the parfum dragging me in there against my will and forcing me eat ice cream everyday in Paris
Often you'll see little macaron 'maps' and they list the flavors as parfums. What choice did I have? munch munch munch
*Disclosure: FOUR macarons were eaten while preparing this post. What's a girl to do? Monkey see..monkey eat.
Fortunately I'm back re-united with my Guerlain Ode de la Vanille so I'm eating somewhat less ice cream, less macarons and stopped enhaling vanilla beans. I only have to give myself a spritz. Et voila. Guerlain's La Petit Robe Noir will be coming out this Fall. If you're now addicted too (it's contagious isn't it?) and you can't, wait try out their nice cologne on Amazon.
I painted this bottle several times today...
Remind me to do my thumbnail sketches 1st please so I can post earlier, ahem.