Thanks, MdM! Blingees are rather addictive - the original was just SOOOO wonderfully tacky, with all the shimmering animated sparkle! My wife and I have a bit of a Chococat / Hello Kitty thing, and I've found myself drawn to shamefully candy-coated fragrances lately, so I decided to revel in the sugar-lust for a while before going back to my normal avatar (and possibly normal fragrances, although I'm now convinced that candy gourmands are here to stay, and it's best to just join the party). Been sampling Lubin Bluff tonight - wow. interesting stuff. I'm thinking about reviewing it soon - we'll see.
Yes - I liked giving Mike Perez some adoration with the avatar, but after I found people relating to me differently on the board, I decided to call it quits. And with Mimi using the same one, too - LOL - it led to some interesting reads!
Thanks so much for your BB review - I watched the horror from my roof on the lower east side. Yes I remember the smells in the air , the taping of windows, all the funerals. This sep 11 , I went aides with a friend and had brunch in the village. It was the only way to get through the day with some joy.
Very moving review of Blenheim Bouquet!! Your descriptions made me feel like I was actually there, excellent review.
Just finished reading you Blenheim Bouquet review...incredibly poignant and bittersweet. I still remember that day as if it was yesterday.
Just read your Blenheim Bouquet review. It was wonderful -- nostalgia viewed through the prism of a scent!
So delighted to hear from you again, M. le muchoir de monsieur! Sadly, I am not yet so well-versed on Penhaligon's line of scent -- with the exception of Violetta (a gift I made for a dear aunt). I will be sure to view what you wrote. And yes, we write better when we are inspired. Your reviews do show that most decisively. You may call you reviews ramblings -- but such stream of consciousness (ala Faulkner) can be refreshing since it is unstudied and more naturally flowing.
Greetings, MdM! Alas, I had a HUGE response on that thread. However, I said a few controversial things, I think, and the Basenotes servers thought the better of it. Lost in cyberspace, I'm afraid. Funny the way these things happen. I'll re-post a cheaper and shallower version when I have the energy. As it is, I feel like borrowing the fainting couch!
I meant this in a very good way. I like the classics -- Jicky, Le Mouchoir de Monsieur, Nuit de Noel, Moment Supreme. All your reviews are comprehensive. I like that you have much to say about each fragrance. I will look into your started thread. Again many thanks for sharing your reviews and I hope you do more. ;-)
Kudos for your breathtakingly exhaustive reviews. I am most impressed!
Salut toi ! le savon Caswell Massey est un délice et il embaume ma petite salle d'eau. Merci.