As you’ve been great students for the last couple of weeks, we can introduce an expression.
” (un) je ne sais quoi” refers to something that can not be described or named easily. Something like a personal touch. The famous French touch, for instance 😉
To me, Paris has this “je ne sais quoi” that pays a tribute to The Woman, or more specifically the Parisian (parisienne). French femininity, from what I have heard, is assertive, aware of her looks, grown up. Nah, not pretty or cute. Womanly!
A few pictures to show you what Paris means, so you get the feeling:
Window of Chantal Thomass, rue du Faubourg St Honoré. Nothing rude, here. Name it sassy, or cheeky ?..Does not reflect the way every single French blogger needs to be dressed to feel inspired!
Another shop in the famous Rue St Honoré, the poshest area of Paris. Like the door knob?
“One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress” – eternal words of wisdom from Coco Chanel
“Monument à Cezanne”, by French artist Aristide Maillol. Don’t ask me why her breasts seem to polished ?..
Paris’ definition of a religious, by the marvelous perfumer Serge Lutens. “The theme of the new edition is deep, philosophical and religious, and its composition was constructed as a fight of good and evil, a contrast of black and white. The composition highlights jasmine, which is as pure and white as snow in this case and represents the bright side of the fragrance, while Lutens’ religion is black, mysterious and dark, enveloped in aromas of civet, musk and incense.”
Or the most common one, the most mouthwatering and definitely most attaching (to the hips at least), signed by my beloved Ladurée: a Choux pastry, blackcurrant and violet flavored confectioner’s custard. Could have taken a picture of a real one, but no way I would ever venture in this jewels shop an an empty stomach! 😛 Next time..