Originally Posted by southerngardens
Sorry to hear of your family getting the virus that is going around even abundantly in the US. Hope you did not get it? It's a nasty one! I know because I have it!
I retain my vote for Estee Lauder Private Collection.
I can now empathise fully with you and my family southerngardens as the bug has bitten with a vengeance.
Oh well, plenty of rest - and gratitude because I still have some sense of smell and taste remaining!!- - - Updated - - -
Apologies all - once again this went up on the perfume's page but not the thread - excuse me I'm slightly indisposed.
Perhaps I could do with something pharmaceutical, or chemical at least...CoSTUME NATIONAL Scent Intense
Plastic is fantastic. Cellophane sublime.
This is a perfume, metaphorically at least, from the electric age.
It is a straight, severe, speed-limitless autobahn of a scent, possessing an industrial imperiousness that reduces the natural notes it slices through to an abstract blur.
This streamlined, black-bottled, motor-like beast is a futurist fragrance.
With an opening as sleek and smooth as a Mercedes' nought to sixty, our nylon-stockinged, vermilion be-lipsticked, peroxided and permed lady driver, a study in sexuality by an art deco artist, steers us swiftly in our hermetically sealed sedan.
Perhaps there is an ocean shore outside, certainly there are fields and forests, but their smell remains at a distance kept back by the tang of vibrant vinyl seats and an oh-so-beautiful bakelite dashboard.
Once we reach our high-pitched optimum velocity, there will be no breaks, no rest for rooms or restaurants. Our only refreshments petroleum and bitter tea served from vacuum flasks.
Maximum speed again achieved, there is no relenting from the pace: this is a flat out race to no final destination.
Scent Intense is an uncompromising industrial perfume that seems intent to take the artifice of the truly synthetic scent into the realms of artistry.
In so doing it seems to make a virtue out of making things smell like highly polished replicas of themselves.
The amber note is as newly-minted as a freshly bought pair of nylons, the tea has a too-shiny almost aluminium quality and the patchouli is as transparent and flawless as cellophane.
As an exercise in engineering this fragrance too is almost flaw free.
Unswervingly linear like a wind tunnel test bed, with the projection of a radio broadcast and the longevity of a transatlantic ocean liner it is a perfume to inspire admiration. Though whether it could ever engender affection or adoration is a moot point.
This archaic aroma is not that of the Paris of the Jazz Age, but a hard-edged, sharp-lined, Ayn Rand heroine's sort of a scent. Chic, modern, calculated but brittle and ultimately unsympathetic.
Sexual? Yes. Sensual? No.
And is it man or woman? Neither. This is pure machine.- - - Updated - - -
It's one thirty in the morning London. The lines are closed. Voting is over.Today, Tuesday 8th January 2013, I will be wearing:
Lalique Lalique Le ParfumWhat will I wear tomorrow Tuesday 8th January? Choose from the following 10:
Dolce&Gabbana D&G Light Blue
Prada Prada (Amber)
Estée Lauder Azuree Pure
Estée Lauder Aliage
Estée Lauder Private Collection
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea
Estée Lauder Youth-Dew
Serge Lutens Sarrasins
Or the newcomer....
Bvlgari Eau Parfumee au The Rouge
Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!
You have just over twenty two hours ... starting now.
The next, much awaited, review of
Pierre Balmain Balmain de Balmain
Is on its way in the next twenty four hours too!