When I first came to BN, I really didn't care for them. The Chypres. The mossiness was sort of a dealbreaker for me. Just too old lady. But as I collected vintage bottles, interspersed with occasional trips to retail establishments, I began to notice when the restricted ingredients weren't there, and I missed moss and clove and everything else. In spite of myself, I started appreciating and even liking the retro chypres. Vintage Chantilly, vintage 1000, Arpege, and
Maybe it's just me but those green springy florals are calling to me. Notes like hyacinth, lily of the valley, lilac, box greens and many more...from the back of my closet out comes>>>
(Untitled) Martin Margiela
Vintage Vent Vert (Balmain)
No. 19 (Chanel)
Laura Ashley No. 1
Vintage Muguet de Bois (Coty)
Lily of the Valley (Penhaligon's)
Lily of the Valley
I have a great idea! Instead of blurbing about a newly acquired fragrance in Word and then trying to transfer 3 months worth of observations into a blog, I'll do it all as blogs! Bit by bit! That way I won't have the odious task of censoring my blogs or trying to figure out where to splice them. My Jungle L'Elephant and L'Heure Bleue 'reviews' are two blogs long - each - so I am yet to post them. I hate editing - I need an editor!! D:
Anyway, onto Carnal Flower from Frederic Malle.
Redneck Perfumisto's Fragrance Advisory Board
Moderator: Today's topic is a new fragrance, Dionysus, by Adam Gottschalk of Lord's Jester - a niche perfumery in NYC. Our panel today: Dionysus, the Greek god of wine. Science Officer Spock and Dr. "Bones" McCoy, of Star Trek fame. And the occasional perfume reviewer and closet trekkie, Redneck
Are You Ready For A Truly Green Scent?
One of my favorite lines in a movie is the one we all recall from Jack Nicholson, in "A Few Good Men".
"You can't handle the truth!"
There are many times I want to use this line - not in the sense of the strawman villainy of the movie, but in routine cases where