Posted 16 May 2011
I do go slow. But as I've said before on this same thread, I have a low tolerance for perfumes, which is kind of odd for someone who is focusing so on them! But that said, I don't have the mental-emotional state necessary to "process" a scent the way I want to - everyday. I may even go a whole week without trying a new one. As you pointed out Nevermore, one can work with a given scent every day, but the same one. For instance, I have been wearing small amounts
Posted 29 April 2011
OK the next scent of which I bought a sample is Roger and Gallet's Jean Marie Farina. (I had a difficult time at first deciding which names were the makers and which the fragrance!). This was first formulated in 1806. It is a true eau de cologne in the sense that it is not meant to last long. I liked it immediately and then when it disappeared after an hour I liked it even more! Hahaha! Yes, unlike the majority, I like scents to NOT LAST. In fact with JMF I believe I
Posted 24 April 2011
Today I tried on Eau Sauvage for a second time. Same perception as before, when I reported:
"3rd and last. Eau Sauvage (Dior) by Edmund Roudnitska, 1966.
Classified as a citrus chypre, and has notes of lemon, rosemary, petitgrain, basil, jasmine, rose, iris, oakmoss, vetiver, and musk.
OK, this one started out just fine. I liked the lightness of the citrus note(s). But then it started to get sort of "dark" and kind of musty. That is,
Posted 10 April 2011
Greetings, here's just a short update for those following my odyssey.
Of the 12 fragrances I ordered as tiny samples and which arrived this past week, I have thus far tried two on my skin: Guerlain's Vetiver and Chanel's Cuir de Russie.
Two more different scents I can hardly imagine! I finally have decided that what I was smelling with the Vetiver is in fact vetiver! It is very subtle I think. I had no problem wearing it at all. For one thing because
Posted 15 March 2011
Re: New Member Continuation
Well I see it is March 9th since I've written in. Thought this post that I've also put in the conifers group is noteworthy as a milestone in my development as a nascent perfumisto:
I bought my very first fragrance in decades, last week. This was a big deal for me. After discovering completely by chance Turin and Sanchez' book, and reading it and other works pretty much with unabashed fascination, I finally got around