I've been snapping up all the bottles of this stuff I can find; it's been on clearance for $5.00/4-pack at Winners and HomeSense (the Canadian equivalent of T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods, for my American readers). It has a really great, subtle lavender flavour that's not too sweet. If it were a fragrance, I'd peg it for SL Gris Clair. I really want to add some vanilla vodka or schnapps to it and try to create
In August 2008, based on an entry I found in the European Community Trademarks Database, I predicted that an upcoming Guerlain fragrance would be named Bois Torride. I speculated that it would be part of the L'Art et la Matière line.
In August 2009 (you can tell I've been absent from the fragrance scene for a while, you know, finishing my law degree and such?), Perfume Shrine confirmed that the name would actually be Boisé Torride, and it would be part of the Elixirs Charnels line.
Other sites had previously been projecting an early February release date for the latest Hermessence. But during I call I just placed to Hermès in Toronto, the associate said they would not be expecting it until the spring, i.e. a March launch. Too bad - I'm really looking forward to trying this one!
Dzongkha (L'Artisan Parfumeur)
A review in haiku.
Top: Iris, carrot.
Then: Green, some fruit, pepper. Weird.
But leather it ain't.
Cuir Améthyste (Armani Privé)
At first, this was a lot better than I remembered it, with the vibrant violent playing off against a subtle leather. I was concerned that it would be too much violet, and I was right. After
Synopsis: It seems, along with the new Homme, that Guerlain is hoping to appeal to a much broader audience with its latest releases. None of these three are quirky or unusual, none of them are at any risk of alienating anybody, but they will each definitely appeal to a large chunk of the market. So I have to wonder: why aren't they priced to appeal to a large chunk of the market? I mean, they're more expensive than the Serge Lutens exclusifs, more expensive than the Hermessences. They should be