you know what i'm going to try tomorrow?
bois d'encens + 28 la pausa
wish me luck
Edit: Couldn't resist, tried it, was interesting. Whatever in the Bois d'Encens gives it that inky, almost animalic side gave the combo a very strange grey-ish backing. The warm plush iris is there, the silky frankincense is there, but underneath the two is something hard to put my finger on... it was gingery at first, now creamier, thicker. Bizarre. I tried 28 la pausa with CdG's Avignon on the other hand and damn, this is good. The woodier side of Avignon (I'm pretty sure I just smell cedar?) goes nuts, turning it into a frankincense, cedar, iris threeway. The buttery, warm side of Chanel's iris fills it out, gives it depth. I'll try and find a better fitting iris for Bois d'Encens.