Colors de Benetton
Click to view my swap thread (L'Occitane and Tam Dao products going):
Bottega Veneta EDP.
Already got a back up bottle (albeit at a stupid price). Going to seriously try and make sure this one lasts as you are right: this is one where reformulation has seriously messed up the smell. The new version stinks (literally can't stand it on me), whereas the vintage is very clean, yet manly and very versatile.
Can't wait 'till the summer (if we have one this year!) so that I can enjoy it in the warm weather too.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest
- Benjamin Franklin
Sampling Parfumerie Generale L'Eau Rare Matale 06 today
Things are things because of Mind--Zen Buddhist saying
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Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
Clarice Lispector ( 1920-1977) - Perfumes da Terra / Earth Perfumes
Lightning post, and back to work in Les Nereides Oriental Lumpur. Fortunately the curry note is supporting rather than front and center, so I don't smell like take-out.
Oriental Lumpur notes: Saffron, curry, nutmeg, sandalwood, vanilla, patchouli.
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...
I just dropped my sample, so today may be the last of it - I guess I'm just going to have to buy a full bottle.
Atelier - Gold Leather
Givenchy Play. Laid-back boss day.
SotD - A*Men Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler
Is it cheap? Yep. Does it smell a little like Fierce (which I do NOT like) Yep But just a little. Do I kind of feel like a $2.00 burger here sitting alongside the Filet Mignons and Porterhouses? Yep - But that's ok - I kind of like this little cheapie.
Hypocrites will always be a thorn in my back....and my middle finger will always be the best remedy.....
From a sample:
Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
Rocky Mountain Wood
Bond's NEW HAARLEM
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I applied a little too much of my sample of:
Kere by Slumberhouse
This morning, at the copier, one of my co-workers (a recent transplant from Paris, France) asked me 'what is that smell!?'. It was me. I wasn't sure if he liked the smell or not, but (like many Slumberhouse scents) it's impossible NOT to smell it.
"When you become comfortable with uncertainty. infinite possibilities open up in your life"
-- Eckhart Tolle