Here is evidence of a gigantic sniffathon yesterday. These are only the ones I took on card, so missing about five times as many that were merely smelled directly from the spray tops.
4160 Tuesdays (coloured ones), Bentley x 2, Frederick Malle, Roja x 6, Bvgari x 3,
YSL x 3, Tauer x 4, Atkinsons x 2, Tom Ford x 2, Loewe x 3, Lancome, Lalique, Boadicea The Victorious..... (can elaborate if you wish)
Updated 11th September 2014 at 10:35 AM by mumsy
Creed Original Vetiver
Euch, euch, EUCH. Everything I hate about mens' fragrances, all rolled into one tidy green-gradiented package. To me it said fougere, or rather screamed it constantly while trying to prise the lid off my skull with a rusty knife. Washed it off. I tried it in the attempt to find out what vetiver actually smells of, but I'm inclined to think it may not have been a good example fragrance for that. Ah well; chalk this one up to an educational failed experiment...
I usually steer clear of the discussion boards, as I A.) seem to be a human lightning rod for flame wars, and B.) have a weakness for getting sucked into the most uncivil exchanges. However, a current thread (certainly not the first, nor the most mean-spirited,) bemoaning the apparent elitism and bias toward obscure niche scents at Basenotes caught my attention. I was particularly struck with one sarcastic remark made in the context of innocent teens receiving recommendations for astronomically
Updated 31st July 2014 at 09:29 PM by Way Off Scenter
Lush. Creators of perfume that manages to walk the rare path of interesting, well made and wonderfully easy to get your mitts on.
As you may already know (skip to the end), Lush has classified it's perfume output by borrowing terminology from the music industry. Greatest Hit's includes Breath of God, as sanctified by Luca Turin and Tina Sanchez; Volume One was the early output; Volume Two was largely inspired by the British Countryside and B-Sides and Rarities used to contain some
Updated 29th July 2014 at 07:07 PM by UnclearClare
Originally Posted by ClaireV
I am not part of the sample pass, but I have just started to test these, thanks to the very generous Ipp, who sent me a lovely box of Slumberhouse samples to try out! I bought Norne myself from Indiescents because Ipp warned me that she was missing that one. I hope you all don't mind me posting here as I go along. Here is my review on Norne:
Somewhere between dark green and black, the color of this juice announces its sinister intentions ahead of time. This stuff stains. It feels
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