Absolue Pour le Soir – Maison Francis Kurkdjian

pour le soirBeekeepers smell like this–honey and smoke and sweet resin. Flowers and wood and hard sweaty work underneath.

Bees make a sticky glue from pine sap called propolis to secure the honeycomb. It’s been used for centuries to varnish violins and in traditional medicine to soothe irritated throats.

Smoke gets the buzzy girls high, so they don’t mind the beeman in their home. He’ll say hullo to the queen and admire the brood before leaving.

Summer afternoons, when it’s too hot for even the roses, the propolis gets soft and the honey makes a mirage of heat over the hives–this is Pour le Soir.

Wanders of the Whirled

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BEST INSOMNIA ZOMBIE IMPULSE BUY YET.
Three fancyass toothpastes with little stories and descriptions like bottles of wine!

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Orange, rose and nutmeg.
Tastes like you’ve said something naughty and got your mouth washed out with Marilyn Monroe’s soap. In a good way.

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RAMBAS
Pineapple, mango and mint.
Or, foaming Juicyfruit.

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KARAKUM
Cardamom and peppermint.
A mouthful of iced chai that finishes dusty.
Nice.