I woke up tonight with the distinct scent of sweet honey in my nose. It turned out that yesterdays Fumerie Turque had changed from Smokey Bear into Winnie the Pooh with his head in a jar of 'hunny' (are you listening TaoBear? Hunny!!)
I think I am going to love FT
For today another beauty: Vetiver Oriental. Exclusive Range but also released in 2004 as a limited Export Edition. Maybe some shop somewhere out there will still have one or two bottles in stock.
Remarkably short list of notes (waves and thanks to Bela):
Vetiver, Sandalwood, Iris, Licorice
And Serge has hidden that Iris and Licorice very, very well in opinion.
The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp
The candied rind of the Apothia trio, soon to be washed off. These will be replaced with Bond No. 9 West Side for a short trip to Sephora: the end of the holiday shopping is nigh.
(Have heard jungle drums that I am to receive a "small check." I already have visions of sugarplum perfumes dancing in my head, fragrant fairies waving vanilla-sparkle dust in the direction of Luckyscent.)
Had I any sense, I'd invest in some more moisturizer instead, but I have been eyeballing a couple of Lucky items and am at the moment suffering that perilous occupation of not being able to make up my silly mind.
"Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189
What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache
AoP isn't working for me, so I switched to my decant of Angelique Encens. It's the second time for me, first time was a disappointment. Today, I have a love at second sniff for this beautiful fragrance!
The candied rind of the Apothia trio, soon to be washed off.....
I'm so glad you said this Miz Quarry 'cause that's what I got on the first whiff of L this ayem and it's not mentioned in the notes. I get the violets and some musk but not the Orris. Nice enough...and stunning presentation of samples. We'll see how it lasts.
Yesterday's Ineke After my Own Heart faded after about a half hour but then another half hour or so later came roaring back and settled in for the whole day! Ahhh! The mysterious world of nose candy!
Hunny? Did someone say Hunny?? :bounce:
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering."Lao Tze
It's about 50 degrees, going up to 60 (!) here in NYC today, and might rain. This scent is warm and somehow wet (maybe the ylang-ylang). I am getting a white tea note too. A nice skin scent. I don't get any darkness off this one as some of the reviews suggest. It's a spicy floral on me.
Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
Recieved a whole new batch of smellies last night! Tried 1010 Corso Como, Mandarine Mandarin, Rahat Loukhoum, Feminite du Bois, Nuit de Noel Parfum all at the same time! Today I'm doing a real test of Rahat Loukhoum today. It goes very well with the cherry cupcakes that I made last night. I practically ran from the metro to work today, as I was quite late, and it seems to have muted the scent considerably. Also brought out the dreaded 'cat pee' scent that I get from quite a few Lutens' briefly. Now that my skin has cooled down a bit after my sprint the 'cat pee' is gone again and we're back to yummy.
Cristobal bodylotion fot the day. This one is glimmering quite a bit, and I don´t like that for work, so I puted some JojobaOil above. The glimmering didn´t show any more, and the scent was really prolonged by the layer with the oil, so JojobaOil is good for bodylotions, too!
Prada EdP for the eve. This is a little difficult frag. You can put on too much, and it will become horrible. And it also matters how far away you hold the bottle when you spray it. It turns out more gentle the farer away you hold the bottle... None of my other scents, except Aromatics Elixir, are this difficult, but I love Prada anyhow!
Last edited by Margareta; 14th December 2006 at 04:36 PM.
I'm wearing the last of my sample of Agent Provocateur Eau Emotionelle. Since I'm an AP fan, I like Eau Emotionelle a lot, but since it's so close to AP I've been waffling about buying a decant (I usually work my way up from samples to decants to bottles. There aren't many I buy in bottle form straight away).
I really think I'm going to take the plunge, as Eau Emotionelle works for me in daytime, whereas Agent Provocateur is strictly evening for me.
Thanks to our dearest T, I'm wearing Dzongkha today. Everything has been already said and written about this scent, so I will only add the mood it put me in: serenity. Top note: Peonies, Cardamom, Lychee Heart notes: Chai Tea, Incense, Cedar, Vetiver Base notes: Leather, Cypriol, Iris.
Not a scent for the office, I will save it for when I need to re-balance my spirit.
I'll stop wearing black when they make something darker
I wore Prada today, and loved it... that sweet, comforting benzoin-patchouli aroma kept floating up at me and making me happy all day long.
For evening, I'm sampling Apothia's Velvet Rope. I like it more than I thought I would... I don't love it, but it's not a scrubber, and I find that I'm pleasantly intrigued by the juniper/vanilla combo. But, like L, it has something sharp, high-pitched and vaguely queasy in it; I think, in the case of L, it was a combination of iris and violet leaf tht put me off my lunch, but I'm hard-pressed to say what is going wrong with Velvet.
Now I am wearing Nuit de Noel for my bedtime frag. And eating a cherry cupcake. NdN doesn't go as well with the cupcake as my earlier frag, Rahat Loukoum, did but it's not bad. Not bad at all. I'm really loving the dry down of this. Yay! Another to add to my ever growing list.