Mapping the memory one scent at a time
Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
Truly loved my day in Vent Vert...It was the "middle" formulation, and now I feel compelled to try the original. Why? Because I like to be difficult!
It's evening now, and I'm easing in to some Tam Dao as I finish some filing in preparation for the organizer. (I want private papers all out of the way so we can focus on the random crap that tends to bog me down....I want to make the most of my time, here, so we'll be concentrating on all those little objects that make me think, "A place for everything and everything in its place...but....where could this go? IT MAKES NO SENSE! IT FITS NOWHERE!" and then the panic ensues.)
Thanks for all your support and cheers, BNers. You are all so amazing. I'll give a full report tomorrow or Thursday for my fellow clutterbugs!
ps: I'm getting MINT in Tam Dao tonight, which I haven't noticed before. Have I gone mad?
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MPG Route du Vetiver tonight.
During car trips as a child I recall hundreds of giant webs stretched from telephone/power line to line, up high, with spiders as big as a large man's hand sitting on them along the road from West Palm Beach Florida to Lake Okeechobee. I always wondered if they were big enough and strong enough to capture birds with them.
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"Nostalgia just ain't what it used to be"--Anonymous
Woke up today craving the scent of Creed's Spring Flower. Funny thing is I don't like this when I first put it on, but the dry down is heaven.
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Anyway, my SOTD today has been the rather gaily-named Alfred Dunhill Desire For A Man.
I can still remember buying this - Back then (95? 96?), I smoked like a chimney and had the bright idea that there must be cologne out there that would combine with my smokey odor and make me smell more presentable. So, off I went to Macys (being the best store I knew of at the time) to ask the SA there what she would recommend. I fell in love with Desire quickly, intrigued by its tea + berries smell, as well as the fact that it was made by a cigarette company, which I assumed would make it work with the smell of stale cigarettes (OK, so I was a bit young and stupid...).
The thing I liked about it was that it smelled like "something" (tea and fruit), instead of just "cologne" (which I now recognize was the masculine chypres available at the time).
As such, this was the scent that quietly launched me on this crazy and expensive journey, as well as one of the 3 or 4 full bottles I ever used up. So now, after discovering basenotes, sample trading, and online sample ordering, some 300 or so frags later, I've been curious what exactly this smelled like, knowing what I know now. So, it was with curiosity and trepidation that I bought a cheap mini of this recently for retesting.
So how does it smell? The tea is only in the very top, and the "berries" are sort of an artful synthetic construct of the actual smell of berries. Mainly, it's soapy. There's a floral quality, but not in a bouquet-of-flowers way, but in the way that plain white soap can smell floral without smelling perfumed. The "berry" acts as a sweetener, giving a nice sweetness to the soapy base. Late in the day, the "berry" is gone, leaving just sugary soap.
Sure, it's nice, and quite nostalgic for me, but kind of like Azzaro's Chrome (another old standby for me I recently had the opportunity to re-wear), it feels of another time. While it and its contemporaries set the stage for the fresh frags of today, it does it with a certain naive simplicity that feels a bit dated - while some simple scents pull it off with deft blending and great ingredients, Desire has the feel of something kind of experimental for its time, something that has been passed by.
But I still do like the way it smells, and it did manage to bring back some memories
(end long-winded post of nostalgic rantings)
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Today I wore Guerlain Paris-New York by mistake. I intended to wear Paris-Moscow but grabbed the wrong vial. When I sprayed I thought, mmmh, I had not noticed this is similar to New York, until I realized that I had used the New York, oh well, tomorrow I can wear Moscow. It is nice and spicy, but not Christmasy like Winter Delice. I am not sure I would spend the money on any of these, although I liked the three of them. I think so far my favorite is Tokyo.