Morning everyone! Sorry I missed checking in at the weekend, we had a wonderful but hectic family weekend! Tested a few new samples out at the weekend (Palais Jamais, Roma Imperiale, Acqua Viva, and Eau Lente - I was only impressed with Palais Jamais - what can I say, I'm a girl who likes her greens!)
This morning, I am in Cuir de Russie EDT - and wowee! It brings me back to my teenage years when I rose out for a local horse racing stables every morning at six am. We would each load up two or three horses into a massive horse trailer, drive down to the beach (the same beach where they filmed the Normandy beach landings scene in Saving Private Ryan) and race them up and down the beach. Later, when I would load the horses back up into the trailer, I would breathe in their sweaty, steamy aura, and joined by the aroma of the leather from their bridles, this was the scent of my youth. Ah....and one spritz of Cuir de Russie more than two decades later and I am back there with those noble, shivering beasts in the warm confines of the horse trailer.
ExtremeK - thanks so much for the rundown of the PG fragrances you have tried and loved! I like the sound of Cuir d'Iris, as I am a fan of the leather florals and not so much the beefy leathers a la Cuir Ottoman (which I found to be unpleasantly beefy albeit hyper realisticly leather, although I know I am in the minority here on BN in not being a huge fan). Thus far, out of all the PGs I have tried, L'Ombre Fauve is by far my favorite, followed by Coze in distant second.
BTW, ExtremeK - I saw you had Mito as your SOTD yesterday - could you compare it to other green fragrances like No. 19, Cristalle, Chamade, etc? It's just that I am considering a blind purchase of a decant and want to know whether it is a justifiable purchase when I already have the aforementioned (plus Le Temps d'Une Fete)? The decant would cost 29 euros for 10mls.
Mike - Shalimar is exactly the right thing to wear to the parade! I hope you had boatloads of fun yesterday - do let us know how much mischief you got up to :-)