Good morning all !.
Mrs Q, how pleased I was to hear that everything went well on Friday
Teardrop, you know me very well indeed . Spent yesterday in the leafy Kent countryside revelling in the cool breeze which is still keeping things pleasant here today. Managed a detour via Harrods and Fortnums on the way home and managed to come away from the latter with a pile of Montale samples. Fortnums are the first UK outlet to stock the line but the news is not all good. The prices are absolutely ridiculous - where is the justification in charging £145 when the same product can be ordered direct from Montale for between 80 and 100 Euros ?. If I do make any follow up purchases it will be via the Montale website.
Claire, I revisited Black Aoud again and it only served as a reminder that I just can't handle it at all. I bow to it's popularity here but it remains aggressively pungent and vile to my nose. I much prefer the softer and more restrained White Aoud.
I also have a feeling that my reference Amber (Blue Amber) may be about to lose it's crown after sampling Roja Dove's brand new Amber extrait in Harrods - (Bergamot, Geranium, Lavender, Orange, Cocoa, Rose, Amber, Benzoin, Cedarwood, Coumarin, Labdanum, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla). Simply spectacular.
Gone with a special scent for a special day today - Chypre Palatin..
Off out later celebrating my parents wedding anniversary. Have arranged for a champagne reception at a local seafood restaurant and the menu looks appropriately indulgent. Taxi ordered - no driving today
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.