Originally Posted by dougczar
Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto
OMG - we're almost on the same page with her stuff. I think those are really guy-friendly ones. My friend Mike showed me Oliban, which I almost bought, but I found Les Zazous and got that instead, though not before thinking hard about Mulholland! I got UmÃ© for my wife - I think it's OK, but I tend to think that one is more designed for both women and Japanese tastes.
Les Zazous is probably my favorite one too. Really nice and lasts a long time on me.
Not sure if you tried the newer one Sedona Blue - I wore that one twice, and it smells so familiar, but just can't recall where I have smelled it before. Just wondering if you have smelled it and what it reminds you of - it's been driving me nuts!
Oh, man - that looks REALLY nice. I have a thing for Southwest/Western-inspired fragrances, and that one could be really good. I tend to think that KM is hitting her stride now. The Bespoke collection showed a lot of talent - they were truly her best works so far, IMO. So the bottom line is that if Sedona Blue is her latest, I would bet money that it's REALLY nice. And the price is quite reasonable. I will definitely look at getting a sample.
I haven't even smelled it, but let me take a guess. Two things that jump to mind are mesquite and sage. A mesquite accord is going to be familiar and has a lot of gourmand associations, but it's tricky. Sage seems more likely. Sage is a common aromatic, but when it's used in a big way, it has a very distinctive sharp, herbal feel that smells very peculiar to the vegetation of the Southwest. TDC's Un Parfum de Charmes et Feuilles is a great example. Not sure what the actual inspiration for it was, but it struck me that way. There are other associations like incenses that work nicely for the Southwest, too. It just takes some tweaking to make them feel less Eurasian and more American.
Oh, good grief. You just put a frag on my wish list, and I haven't even smelled it!!!
Yeah - there are at least a couple there that I haven't smelled. Oh, well. I'm just thankful I got to smell the Bespoke collection, thanks to Primrose! That was really worth it.