Monday, July 30, 2012

An Evening in Paris

My husband and I were recently discussing memorable events in our childhood.  His was when he broke his arm playing baseball and he continued to play first base through the remainder of the game...ughh!  He is tough like that!

Mine was more Norman Rockwellish (I know this is not a word, but I like it).  I remember holding hands with my dad...walking down Main Street in Rockland, Maine...with the snow gently falling around us. We were on a quest to find a Christmas gift for mom from her girls.  My sister was quite young then, so it was just me and Dad.  I liked it that way...I am a Daddy's girl!

There was one item that always caught my eye.  Do you remember Evening in Paris?
(Source: Another Perfume Blog)

I remember being in awe of the deep blue-purple color and thought the name sounded so exotic.  This ad proclaimed that you were "A thousand times more enchanting with Evening in Paris".  Who wouldn't want to be enchanting?

Each Christmas my poor mother would open her "deluxe" set of Evening in Paris.  Nothing but the best for mom!  It was enough to last her all year.  Mom would "ooh and awe" over our gift.  She wore it everywhere, even though many years later she told us that it "stunk to high heavens"!  My sister and I never knew she didn't like it!  Mom, if you are reading this I want you to know that Evening in Paris is making a comeback!  Really!!  I promise!!
(Source: Ruby Lane)
Spend some time today sharing  a favorite childhood memory with your family. I bet your story will bring a smile to the face of someone you love!  In the meantime, I am going shopping for some perfume!


  1. Ahh, sweet memories! I did love my Evening in Paris perfume, especially because it was a Christmas gift from my beautiful little girls. I wore it everywhere with pride! I have to admit that it was a bit overpowering because it had such a strong, sweet scent. What woman would not dream about an "Evening in Paris?" It was also packaged in the most beautiful dark blue which is one of my favorite colors. Thanks for the memories.

  2. What a sweet post! It reminded me of my mom who always received the super duper huge Estee Lauder Christmas gift set! She loved it each and every year!!

  3. I enjoyed your memories of this, and much too funny about the "stunk to high heaven!" My grandmother had a fairly derisive view of it as well! :)

    -Natalie (another perfume blog)