this reminds me of a little shop on the rue de la Bucherie in the Marais district that sells carpets, jewelry, furniture, clothing and all manner of trinkets from Afghanistan. Something about the woods and spices that linger amongst these objects that makes me think of this perfume. Nice. Warm, woody spice with a touch of sweet, not too much.
Trying this for a third and perhaps final time. I think I might have to add this to a list of things everybody loves but me...
I can relate - I tried REL three times and still I didn't 'get' it...it reminded me of old furniture in an old house that hasn't been opened for months, with a slight sourness on my skin to make it worse. I can see it's appeal to others, but not for me too.
Today is probably the coolest day temperatures in Miami that we've had all year! I am welcoming it with open arms. Two fall favorites today:
Tea for Two by L'Artisan Parfumeur (from my stowed away sample...I cannot remember who sent me this?) and the last few drops of my Musc Ravageur by Frederic Malle (also from a stowed away sample from the Malle shop in Paris).
Love this stuff and can't get enough of it. I do have longevity concerns about it, but it seems like you put it on and it goes away. Then you don't smell it at all until ten hours later you detect this phantom good smell. Like a boomerang.
Went and played two softball games in this glorious weather today, sweated a bunch, came home, showered and applied my sample of
CBIHP Black March
really loving it. it makes me think of lots of college weekend days spent planting impatiens at my then boyfriends' office (we did the landscaping on the weekends together). digging in the dirt, the wet leaves that occasionally broke if not handled gingerly, the cool "coming out of winter" air, the earthworms that occasionally multiplied (by a misjudged stab of the handspade), very fresh, vegetative, wet, dirty (in the soil sense)