Good morning, Fooferdings, Grumpypants, Posters and Lurkers everywhere!
A cheery hello and welcome to Darwinia!
Riannon ~ Super bottle. Wish P's Artemisia didn't turn soapy on me.
Twolf & Tang ~ Love you, silly gooses.
Lovethescent ~ Ditto the need for caffeine & refreshment this a.m.
SMM & Wordie ~ I swear my heart grows larger every time I see your posts.
Lilybelle ~ Totally agree about the Trouble. I enjoy it most in the drawer where I spilled some.
Oh, heck, EVERYBODY
... don't you know by now I'm fond of all your creative adventures, personal triumphs, humor and good-smelliness.Comme des Garçons LILY (Series 1: Leaves)
It's a story oft repeated I'm sure: A sample passes under one's nose (in this case, it hailed from trusty Twolf), it kinda registers a
, a trial wearing is made, the vial is put in the pass-along pile, it almost makes it out the door when a haunting "better make sure" wearing is made, and, ohh-ohh--this may be something special.
This lily is my lily-of-the-valley scent, but it doesn't get there right off the bat. The juice starts out so bracing and tart (imagine an unripe lemon!), you'd never think it was on its way to becoming a floral. When it finally calms down, POP! you're wearing a bouquet of those pretty little white-bell blossoms surrounded by broad-blade leaves. No old-fashioned romance here, no powder or other add-ons. Luca Turin thinks no one ever really wants to smell exactly like a plant. To quote Bugs Bunny, "He don't know me vewwy well; do he?"
I believe CdG is no longer producing the scent, but stock remains on the market from Lucky Scent, which is where I paid full price for my bottle (that's saying something). I don't wear this scent often, because it's clearly got a springtime attitude, but it's a wonderful shock of scent when I'm wanting an unabashedly fresh floral presence.
Notes: Lily-of-the-valley, freesia, dog rose, green syringa.