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The Blue Hour Newsletter

Detail from Rue Halévy, View from the Sixth Floor, 1878 by Gustave Caillebotte, Private Collection

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Paris rooftops at dusk. Photo by Artur Jakucewicz.

L ‘Heure Bleue

the blue hour

The blue hour is the luminous time between daylight and darkness – the sublime moments of twilight at dawn and dusk when the sun slips past the horizon briefly bathing the landscape in a soft, blue haze.

In summer, the transition happens gradually, with days breaking gently in the wee hours and retreating slowly late in the evening. The blue cast of summer is rosier, warm, and flirty. It’s when flowers are their most fragrant.

In the fall and winter months, the progression quickens. Darkness descends swiftly and overstays it’s welcome. Winter’s blue is muted, waxy, and somber against the warm glow of street lamps and shimmering interiors.

It’s a fleeting exchange, often passing unnoticed, yet it offers us an opportunity to pause and resync, to return to a state of wonder, to marvel, and find enchantment in the moments in between.

“The sun has set, but night has not yet fallen. It’s the suspended hour… The hour when one finally finds oneself in renewed harmony with the world and the light, when the night has not yet found its star.”

– Jacques Guerlain, referring to his favorite moment and his inspiration for Maison Guerlain’s 1912 fragrance L’Heure Bleue.

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