I had plenty of time to sniff and shop, I've got a week off
Yesterday I splurged on:
- Lutens' Vétiver Oriental (oh, Riannon, you were so right, this is swoonworthy!)
- Mazzolari Alessandro for my almond scents collection
- several products from Lush: 2 shower gels with glitters (sometimes the girlie-girl in me takes over
), two soaps (one of them being the elusive Snow White), one body butter and got loads of small soap samples and one awfully good hand balsam sample.
I also sniffed:
Lolita Lempicka "L": oh well, basically a vanilla scent where I got also an anise-y note, probably due to the immortelle flower - rather lovely, but not an immediate must-have;
Tom Ford "Black Orchid": oh goodness, I have to test this one again. One spritz on the hand wasn't enough, all I remember is an explosion of sweet, dark fruit that lasted 10 minutes and a drydown which uncannily reminded me of Addict
. When I asked for a sample to test at home, the SA regarded me as if I were a wriggling, white worm thingy
, so I guess I will have to get a decant of it.
Creed "Ambre Cannelle": I love amber and I love cinnamon (that's why I love Ambre Narguilé) and sampled this because of a recent thread on the gents' side. The old-fashioned opening and the too soft cinnamon note thet ensued did nothing for me. Didn't last long either...sorry, byebye :wave:
Clive Christian "X": this is the second time I test it, and does it smell of MONEY! It's seamlessly blended, peaches-and-cream enveloping a subdued floral heart and a smooooth sandalwood-vanilla drydown with a touch of patchouli. It lasts forever and is worthy of a young queen. Alas, so is the price
. Pu-leeeze, I don't want to sample it any more