Bal A Versailles scared me with a skank at first, but now it dried down to something very sweet, deep, and comforting! It embraces and envelops without even a thought of dirtiness. I am happy that the skankfest made me rediscover this fragrance!
Hmm. I meant to put on MKK but think (as I have an unlabeled decant that looks like one I made) I'm in Fumerie Turque this afternoon. (heh.) It's pretty, odd, musky-spicy, and leathery and smoky, but I understand why I traded it off for Montale Black Aoud.
I printed out my original post for the Malle sample group and told the manager about how I'd like to set up a sampling group for Penhaligon's, told her how it works and that we would give credit to the Yale Center for British Art gift shop. She was very supportive of the idea.
The point is, they are not samples for me. They won't end up on eBay. They are for BNers to try and pass along.
I think if we approach other companies with this sort of request-- Creed, Bond No. 9, Diptyque etc-- they may also be supportive and generous. We should try!
30 Roses... I agree! We Basenoters, as perfumista/perfumistos, should try to test as many different scents that are currently out there as possible! (I know that my samples are growing at a slightly scary rate, and it would make sense to share the samples I have if something does <or doesn't > "resonate" with me.)
My SOTD was SJP Twilight a musky jasmine with a touch of cedar(hey I had to go shopping and to work & break down 75 boxes I didn't want silliage from the back room to the front door.)
SOTE hmm? either Diva -cumin,or Jicky or Shalimar-civet(boy I hopethis doesn't threaten my tomcat Zorro. If it does I will be doing a LOT of laundry &/or couch scrubbing tomorrow!)
I was at my mom's house today. I almost wore her vintage Femme, but I just could not do it. It is my mom's. That is the perfume my dad gave her when they started dating, and she has worn it ever since. Last Christmas I found a vintage parfum for her.
Funny, I have no problem wearing my dad's fragrances.
Today I wore Cabochard. Is that skanky enough? I just find it deliciously green and oakmossy.