Crazylibellule and the Poppies had me at hello with these solid perfumes from the Les Garçonnes collection, each one paying tribute to modern, audacious, enthusiastic, seductive and independent women. These so called “crazy sticks” are exactly the kind of crazy I’m looking for in a solid perfume. I’ve been testing Pompom Gardenia and Jeanne Voyage and have to say, they’re like my gal pals now. They go everywhere with me (in my purse) and are there for me in a pinch (or a push).
Here’s the back story on my go-to gals.
Pompom Gardenia: “She wears a most peculiar dress, covered with pompoms. Something quite insolent, and resolutely daring. Her singularity electrifies the bar, our glasses stand forgotten. So elusive.” Clearly she’s the seductress and her fragrance is right on target with lime zest and pulp to further enhance the Gardenia and white flowers warmed with honey-sweetened Virginia tobacco.
Jeanne Voyage: “Travel the world, getting drunk on art. A passion for exception. The suave odor of unfastened chests crammed with wonders, the smell of somewhere else, a few flowers laid… a sumptuous Italian blue, and sketches torn from a travel diary…” She’s the classy artsy type, and the perfume is exactly that with bergamot, a powdered veil of Iris and java nutmeg.
Crazylibellule and the Poppies has mastered making fragrances that smell fabulous and that are fun. I totally love these “crazy sticks.” You can find them online at Beautyhabit for $16.