Happiest anniversary to Fleurine in Paris! Don't buy up everything and leave something for me in April!
I hope G., you enjoyed yourself well at the opera last night! You sure smelled breathtaking. I bet people were eyeing you with an expression of awe. It is such a grand perfume and a sure compliment-getter.
Well, don't ask me what bit me, but I unearthed some Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier samples that were over two years old and guess what, I fell hard for one *roll eyes*. The best part (really makes me laugh) - it is the uber masculine one of the lot...
So, I have on my arms:
Secret Melange - the orange, cinnamon thing going on could turn my stomach. It is a good fragrance, but totally weird.
Or des Indes - why do the reviews here have such a hard time with this? It's L'Heure Bleue whispering all through its structure. Now that Guerlain ruined L'Heure Bleue (at least in extrait concentration) alternatives like this and Bois de Copaiba should not be dismissed. Or des Indes is very nice, understated and maybe easier to pull off for frightened guys.
Bois de Turquie - I remembered I liked this a lot. It is soft, alluring and lovely balanced. A bit too shy (sillage) after an hour, which is probably why I did not buy it.
Rose Opulente - a straight-forward green rose. Well, that's not enough for me.
And... drum roll... Eau des Iles. Want some coffee beans? Yes, always! Myrrh? Yep, sure! Ylang-ylang? Always! Herbs - tarragon? Love since Sous le Vent! Read the reviews here and I see 'my' familiar reviewers here all praising it. I should be able to get this when I next go for a stroll in Vienna. A must-have!
What is it that makes me lemming such dry scents at the moment? Age? I am growing bitter and adstringent... well, at least it is in tune with my humor...
Enjoy your day!