Originally Posted by Warum
I'm off a lilac kick for now and I'm actually trying my husband's Paul Smith Story which was intriguing me for a while. It's so green! I cannot pull it off as lovely as he does, but I wonder how it would be layered with other fragrances... pity I'm not at home and can't experiment!
Yep, Ma Griffe which is just not green enough in my bottle or Lancome Climat come to mind as good candidates for layering.
Originally Posted by kumquat
Chanel - Cuir de Russie
A tumble of glorious florals, followed by pulsing, animalic leather.
Cool iris and clary sage soothe in the bright air, supported by the warm amber base.
Notes include orange blossom, bergamot, mandarin, clary sage; iris, jasmine, rose,
ylang-ylang, cedarwood, vetiver; styrax, leather, amber, vanilla.
Sooooo, between today and yesterday I'm though the first run of each 5-item lilac sampler from TPC, and how funny. It reminds me how I was shopping for my wedding dress. I came back to the one I tried first after trying on many. The first one I tried on was the one I went with, and it was a gorgeous dress!
But, back to the lilac, French Lilac by Pacifica is a lilac winner as of now. It is truer than Ineke (second place) and it is certainly more lilac than Aqua Allegoria, which
Wow, I am both disappointed and relieved by Botrytis. Disappointed because I don't like it as much as I expected, relieved because quite frankly I don't need another honey Holy Grail! It is anough for me to adore Poeme and L'Instant. Which teaches me a lesson now. It looks like I like my honeys to be in floral category, NOT in oriental vanilla category. I haven't met a honey I like from that group. In fact, I smell now honey in that group! Neither in Aqua Allegoria Ylang Vanilla nor in here.
Okay so I started the day out early at a Nordstrom fragrance event that started before the store opened. It was fun and I was bad and I picked up a couple of new things. Then I return home and realize that I have agreed to do the yard as my chores this week...I proceed to rake, mow, edge, sweep and bag...I am now a very stinky kitten. I spent the morning smelling pretty and the afternoon undoing it. I must admit though all the smells are nice in there own way...the natural grass fresh cut, the