Happy, happy birthday, Jillsy!!!!
Speaking of birthdays, I am back with Dear Daughter from her Great 10th Birthday Extravaganza
- which was an enormous success, even though the bus experience was a disaster in both directions. I am concentrating on the good parts, which FAR outweighed the incompetence of Greyhound/Peter Pan Buslines. Full report (minus the bus craziness) at the link above.
Over the weekend, I kept Somerville Metro Man in mind (can't neglect the ScentSon, even while on adventures with the "real" kids
), and tested Isabela Capeto Perfume
and Montale Amber and Spices
The Isabela Capeto was a big disappointment to me... All the notes and reviews sounded wonderful, but I found there was a heavy and unlisted cumin (?) note in there that just did NOT sit well with me. I kept hoping that the scent would pull a "Kingdom" -- dry down to something completely wild and gorgeous. Nope. Just shifted a bit, then left me flat. Ah, well. I bet it smells great on others.Isabela Capeto notes:
Cedar, vetiver, sandalwood, osmanthus, Brazilian marshland lily, black plum, opoponax, black and pink pepper, cinnamon and cardamom.
The Amber and Spices was much more my speed. Brand new so with no notes listed, I definitely get amber, vanilla and what I think of as the classic Montale rose-and-light-aoud base. On first sniff, a woody amber that unexpectedly will absolutely sing in warm
For today, I'm doing a little compare and contrast with Parfumerie Generale: Querrelle and L'Ombre Fauve
. Love them both, although they are very, very different. The Querelle is sharp, dark green and spicy. Gorgeously unisex,and works better on my skin than Yatagan. I especially like the caraway element in there. L'Ombre Fauve is an easy sell for me.. Sweet woods, spice and incense on a classic patchouli base. Beautifully done, though not ground-breaking. If I didn't already have so many well done fragrances along these lines, it would definitely go on my wish list. Querelle, however, is now being added.Querelle notes:
Citrus, Iranian black caraway, myrrh, cinnamon, Haitian vetiver, incense, oakmoss, ambergris.L'Ombre Fauve notes:
Amber, musk, woods, incense, patchouli.