Originally Posted by Quarry
Nanadebary Green. Tra-la-la-la.
Love it when Ubu's avatar and mine stack up. Hers looks so luxurious and classy. Mine looks kinda b1tchy and slouchy.
Hee hee hee! You made me snort tea again!
Petra, great description of Maroussia! I have a bottle and I like it but couldn't quite put my finger on a description of it, but you've nailed it. You just know I'll end up wearing that one day this week, just to be able to wander around grinning to myself.
Kewart, I am drooling reading your lunch menu. Mmmmmmmmm.
We've been having quiet fun today, enjoying the snow on the ground and the sunny weather, though it's very cold and hopefully we'll have more dumps of the white stuff very soon. (I know a lot of people are tired of winter but I want just a little more snow before springtime comes, please. My skis are pining and need to go to the mountains again.)
I'm carrying on in the chypres in Miss Balmain. This was the breakthrough scent that got me over the oakmoss hump last year. Before I wore it for a day on bare skin, not on fabrics, I'd always dwelled on the bitter, pursed-lips topnotes, but now I know there is a warm heart lying underneath, so I feel more kindly disposed to that prim and rather sniffy first encounter.
Anteus, I feel this (Miss Balmain) is radically different to Cuir de Russie, which I find warm, luxurious and animalic from the get-go. It will be interesting to hear what you think.
Mikey, I shall have to see if I can visit Le Labo when I finally make it to London on my next trip home. If you say you love Poivre 23, I'm likely to appreciate it too. And I'm getting curious about all their scents. Wonder what they'll make of Small in their shop? She's getting very professional now - she makes a bee-line for the touches and starts looking for things to sample. Naturally, being 5 years old and cute as a button (yes, I'm biased), all SAs adore her and she gets given stacks of samples.
Last and most importantly, Happy Birthday Mira! Hope you and Dimi had a great weekend celebrating. x