Slight change of plans on this day two of five-star week, as I noted in cello's thread. I was given a delicious surprise gift yesterday.Borneo 1834
This one was on one of Perfume Posse's must-smell lists (101 or 201, I don't remember) as being a singular oddity in the perfume world. Maybe it was that statement alone that got me so excited to try it. When one of my early enablers, the long-absent and much missed lizzie j, sent me a huge decant, I was stoked. But it wasn't, as it turned out, my cup of tea. That which I enjoyed in incense form did not translate so well on my skin. I gave half the decant away.
A few months ago I felt like challenging myself and Borneo called to me.
Then, it blew my mind.
I used up all but a couple sprays of my decant, so I could sniff it from time to time and let my eyeballs roll back into my head. I didn't figure on ever owning a bottle.
My uncle mentioned he was going to Paris over Christmas, so I asked him to bring me a sample if he happened by the Serge boutique. He tracked the boutique down for me and bought me the full bottle.
I finished off my decant last night.