Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lebanese Rose Perfume

Lebanese Rose Perfume.

I have been asked several times to write a post about this by a lot of my friends so I hope
that you like it.

During one of our (my husband and I's) trips to Egypt... because if you did not know.. and I am sure that you all know.. my husband is Egyptian ... he he he he  ;) we went shopping in one of their big shopping malls. Just let me say... it's an experience in itself. "BEAUTIFUL" I only wish that I could have taken photos of inside the shopping mall because it was the best experience of my life!!! Gold and Silver rails on the escalators, gold in the floor tiles. Shops that looked like they were made for Kings and Queens. I felt like I was in a dream.

(When one goes to Egypt, one always takes in the sites like the Pyramids, Sphinx, and of course the Museums ... so who wants to go to a Mall. HA HA HA. ME, ME, ME.... It's something that you will never forget... just like all the other site seeing places as well.)

Anyway... during my time looking around and shopping in the mall I kept smelling this wonderful scent all throughout the whole mall, it was such a sweet, beautiful scent. Then suddenly I walked by this place and the scent was so nice, I looked in and here I was... A PERFUMERY... yes... I found were the scent was coming from. BEAUTIFUL!!!

My husband and I and his brother... because his brother met up with us went into the Perfumery. OOHHH what did my wandering eyes appear... haha. Bottles with golden, amber, orange, brandy, coloured perfumes in them. I was freaking out... haha. Each bottle labeled with the scent.

The gentleman (Perfumer) in the Perfumery was so helpful and kind that he asked me many questions as to what scents that I liked, what I did not like... and he went around and gathered up some bottles and brought them to the counter. He gathered some long sticks and and inserted them into the bottle and asked me to smell.... ohh I felt like a Queen!!!

I had several that I liked... but my most favorite of all was this: LEBANESE ROSE.
So my husband bought a small bottle of it for me. Let me tell you... this stuff does not come cheap.
A small bottle of 15ml is over $250.00 (yes, my eyes bugged out!!!) I had no idea that it would be so expensive!! 

With this small, small, amount of Lebanese Rose perfume I got a free mixed Perfume. I guess this is customary there. The real concentrated perfume is for special occasions and you only use such a small, small, small amount because it is so strong... but the Perfumer also mixed Lebanese Rose with Jasmine and other perfumes for me so that I can wear this everyday, which is a nice combination as well. It is also lovely, but not as much as the Lebanese Rose. It all comes in a really nice velour box and I was also given a perfume bottle for it.

The perfume bottle is all made of glass with a glass stick that is inserted into the bottle so that you can put on your perfume.... so Beautiful. I love it!!

It was totally a once in a lifetime experience. I will never forget!!

Now... for the description of the scent!!! Please forgive me because I am not good at describing scents.
I am not a lover of Rose scents at all. I love the flower, and the smell of fresh Roses as they are sitting on the table in a vase... but in a perfume... I really don't like it at all. It just reminds me of an old lady's perfume and I don't go for this kind of thing at all.

The Lebanese Rose is definitely not your old ladies kind of scent at all. It is a very sweet, and I mean... VERY SWEET, strong, floral feminine scent, and I am totally IN LOVE with it. I just wish that I could wear this scent every day, but at this price... I am so sorry.. I can not. I only wear a very small amount on very special occasions.
The scent makes me feel happy, ... it makes me feel feminine, sexy, and it makes me smile.

So... If any of you ever have a chance to go to Egypt, go to a Perfumery and smell the Lebanese Rose... I am very sure you will fall in love with it. And by the way... while your in the mall shopping, sit down and try the ice-cream.... it's yum yum yummy!!!

Wishing all my dear blogger friends a beautiful day!!
Hugs & Kisses