Wearing some Boucheron this evening. Gosh, this is so beautiful.
Monarch butterflies require milkweed to prevent extinction
Kenzo Jungle pour Homme as SotE:
Sweet Lime, Maté.
Nutmeg, Musk mallow Seeds.
Atlas Cedar, Blue Cedar, Benzoin, Guaiac wood
I close my eyes, only for a moment and the moment's gone
All my dreams pass before my eyes a curiosity
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind--Kansas
I'm wearing Love's True Bluish Light today.
I've trademarked the color bleu
Also love L'Eau D'Hiver, though it's a totally different animal.
Wordie, I want to come visit you and your cows!
more probably tomorrow...
It’s thought that people who hope too much will just waste their life away and never get down to doing any real work. They’re confusing Hope with Wish, its lazy cousin... When Wish whispers, “Something is just around the corner,” what comes or not is never what was wished for. When Hope whispers “Something is just around the corner,” something always is. -- Charlie Elberson
My sale thread has some of my underappreciated fragrances looking for a good, new home...
Belle En Rykiel
I LOVE THE FALL!!! Woo Hoo!!
Diva is fartin in your perfume mist before you walk through it!! Walk slow and let it marinate......
Divatologist....Breaking perfume rules since 1969
I smells goooooooooooood! Don't believe me? Come smell me!!
"The Divatologist Perfume Application Method" is now available!!! Learn It, Live It, Love It Click Here! Many Compliments Await You!
I continued my week of testing CdG incense samples - I wore Kyoto to work today.
SotE - I tried some Kate Moss Velvet Hour in the drugstore on the way home. My impressions - it's fine, but boring, kinda generic. I was hopeful because there was supposed to be incense, but I couldn't detect any. I will have to try it sometime later, when I haven't been testing the CdG incenses, but I doubt that this one will be full bottle worthy.
michael by michael koors.
One by one the lava lamps are stealing my sanity...
From Acqua di Parma's Blu Med Line......Mirto
Not only do I have wardrobe fragrances I haven't been wearing, I also have a huge backlog of samples (either bought or traded). So, today seemed like a good day for:
Chanel 31 Rue Cambon
Up to now, I had never given it a full wearing. Also, my first sample of this fragrance was a small dabber. Now I have a slightly larger atomizer sample/decant. I am starting to learn that the best way to sample is to start with an atomizer, even if it is a very small one. The dabber just did not give me a good idea of the development. Also at the time, I did not have any decanting supplies, so I was stuck with dabbing.
Anyway, I LOVED this scent when I sampled it with the dabber. But, it seemed really short lived (maybe an hour or two). So, with my spray sample, I did my usual trick of spraying at least 4 sprays on my forearms (so the scent will be trapped by my sleeves).
The first 2 out of 4 hours are magnificient--fermented fruit and dark florals. It is as if they took the boozy part of Coco, amped it up, and reduced the powder and aldehydes. I really don't get a chypre from this at all--it really seems like a fruit/floral to me, but not in the derogatory sense of the classification.
However, after those initial hours, the scent turned sour. My skin really sucks sweetness away, so it is possibly a skin chemistry issue. It had a sort of classic or old fashioned quality--not the modern drydown I was expecting. And nothing at all like the incredible drydown of Coco. It simply smelled sour, musty and "off". That was where it stayed for the rest of the drydown (and is still detectable now, after about 12 hours).
Needless to say, having a thorough test of a fragrance in several contexts is really important, especially if it is an expensive one! I am a bit disappointed--the opening is so amazing and enticing, and the drydown really detracts from the whole experience. Still, it is quite lovely, and I can see why so many people love it.
EDIT: Scent of the Evening is Chanel Coco
Last edited by Asha; 25th September 2008 at 05:01 AM.