I just got back after chowing down at the Kings Road Cafe
on a vegetarian quesadilla. I've never had bad food there, and it's conveniently located right down the street.
Angela was working The Scent Bar today, since Ashley (the usual Sunday SA) was apparently out sick. I spent the early part of my stay trying out the Six Scents: Series One
line. For me, the standout was the first one, called No. 1
. Lot of good fruit in this one, although I mistakenly thought that grapefruit was one of the notes, it was actually lime. The cedar and cinnamon in it prevent it from becoming just another glorified fruit salad. I haven't decided yet whether it is full-bottle-worthy, but I definitely like it.No. 2
smells a little like the sea (one of my favorite accords), but the longevity was so short I just couldn't take it really seriously. The only other of the series which made an impression on me was No. 5
. It's very hard to describe. It's very musky, with a bit of frankincense. My first thought upon smelling it was, "Hmmm, this smells ... naughty." Whether this convinces me to buy some eventually remains to be seen.
Other than that, I retried a few fragrances that I had not tried in a while, one of which was Frank No. 2
. I still love the plum and cognac in this one. I almost bought a bottle, but am going to think about it a little more. I also almost sprung for a bottle of M. Micallef Gaiac
, since I love gaiac wood. But I am going to road test it a bit more to see if it's worth the high price tag ($176 for 100ml).
I ended up walking out with just a few samples, not having bought anything.