I'm in my newly acquired Stella Rose Absolute
by Stella McCartney (thanks yet again to my ever-gracious and insightful
BN friend for the introduction!) This is gorgeous, elegant, oh-so-rosey and more - there are peonies in here! The amber keeps it soft and warms it up a bit, while the citrus starts it all off and keeps everything fresh and dewey throughout. It reminds me very much of Lancome's scarce and pricey Mille et Une Roses
, but with superior
sillage and longevity...so how 'bout that?!
Actually, the first time I sampled Rose Absolute I thought it was just too shy, or maybe that it contained an element I was anosmic to - I could barely detect it on my skin after just a few minutes. But then I became aware of the incredible, impossibly rosey and radiant sillage that seemed to linger for hours. I purchased it the next day. The notes are rose, peony, citrus and amber. Simply beautiful.((ineespenes))
- it is a sad day, for both of you. You deserve a lot of credit for recognizing the situation for what it was and being strong and brave enough to do something about it. Soon you'll be able to look forward to the right relationship, and you're paving the way for that one now.Klaire
- how do you like In Bloom
? I thought it had magnolia, but I'm still curious about it - can you share some of your impressions?TheLipPrint
- I took a while for me to warm up to Missoni
, too. I thought the very obvious tootsie roll chocolate note was too garish and sort of silly. It grew on me though - as you know it can do - and became more and more compelling, and even sort of sensuous. Now I actually crave it in cooler weather.
Y'all have a wonderful day!