I've just reapplied this one with a fairly heavy hand and I still couldn't tell you what it smells like. If I hold my wrist up to my nose, I can tell that I'm wearing something that registers as perfume and gives me a lingering hint of sweetness, almost as if I've spent the morning baking sugar cookies then spent the afternoon outside, but as soon as I'm not literally against my skin, I can't smell a thing.
A few minutes in, the scents a bit more noticeable after the second application.
For anyone just joining me, this rather epic list of 100 scents is inspired by this list from Now Smell This. I wanted to do something similar, but from a masculine perspective. As I keep stating, I’m no expert and I have no qualifications to do this whatsoever. It’s all in fun and I hope that anyone with any suggestions or complaints will take the time to comment.
With that, any discussion of scents here has to include the Basenotes favorites, the often-recommended
The die rolled in my favor last night: the random number generator chose Beautiful by Estee Lauder for me. My favorite! Yay!
But! I've worn this one before. So, according to the rules of this project, I have to randomly select my layering lotion. Deep breath, submit. And?
Bodycology Sweet Petals body cream. Not my favorite - it's pretty strong and I'm a skin-scent kind of girl. (Yes, even with the Estee Lauder scents. I just use less.)
Updated 18th November 2011 at 09:52 PM by Moirae
The Legends Of Niche, Part 4 – More from the 2000’s
84. Idole de Lubin by Lubin
Idole is another favorite from nose Olivia Giacobetti. She is best known for her restraint (she’s known for simple creative expressions like Philosykos’s fig as opposed to ornate old-school chypres) and for the translucence of her perfumes (her creations never screech and are never loud, instead having
Updated 17th November 2011 at 09:51 PM by rogalal
Originally Posted by zendadachick
Ok, I'm new to the fragrance world and maybe it's just my novice nose. But after reading so many bloggers waxing poetic lately and praising Mandy Aftel's Fig, I had to run out and get a sample because I have a fig obsession.
I got the sample in the mail today and did a test swatch. From the vial it smelled like cat pee. On my skin it smelled as if my cat's litterbox hasn't been cleaned out in weeks. It was super astringently indolic and after that disappeared (which took a long
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