" I had an orange encounter with Hermés, 2 years ago in Bordeaux. I went in to
see the calligraphy exhibit upstairs and then bought a sparkly eye pencil. They
gave me a GIP (gift with purchase!) – a wonderful pendent promoting their new
cologne, Eau des Merveilles. I thought it was filled with water. Then 2 months
ago a french parfumeur came in the store and noticed it. When I said it was
water, she was shocked. Hermés would NEVER put water in their products! She
miraculously opened the stopper I’d couldn’t open for 2 years and I got my 1st
sniff of this delicate fragrance…."
"I’ve been a Moleskine freak for several years after discovering this
addictive little black notebook at a paper goods store in New York. How could I
resist their simple marketing line: “The legendary notebook of Hemingway,
Picasso, Chatwin.” And me!
I filled my first Moleskine with deep thoughts at a café in Paris so I
didn’t feel quite so lonely eating alone. I bought my second Moleskine with a
vivid purple cover at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. I really wanted a yellow
one (suggestive of Van Gogh’s sunflowers) but a colleague beat me to it. I have
since tried to find the yellow one online. But alas, the colored covers seemed
to be a Van Gogh Museum exclusive…until recently…"
"Make Mine Moleskine"
Mimi @ Pocket Change