I should have posted this yesterday, but I was sad.
Wednesday, Jan. 20: SOTD: Havana Vanille. SOTE: By Kilian Beyond Love. (How come nobody’s made a tuberose-vanilla? Two great smells that smell great together… I can see the ad campaign now: one woman carrying some really potent vanilla extract on a tray and coming around one corner, another woman carrying a bouquet of tuberoses coming around the same corner and crashing into the first woman… Wait, I guess that’s been done. Reviews pending for both of these.)
Thursday, Jan. 21: SOTD: Amouage Ubar, early version on left wrist and rerelease on right wrist. The early version is more woody floral, the newer more oriental floral. Robin at NST prefers the original, and she’s welcome to – it’s really pleasant – but I have a definite preference for the floriental. One dab from my sample vial of Ubar has lasted for hours.
Friday, Jan. 22: SOTD: PdN Vanille Tonka. Happy happy joy joy happy happy joy joy!!
Saturday, Jan. 23: SOTD: Lancome Climat, La Collection. Gorrrrgeous. Gorgeous all day, as a matter of fact. (Review of this one coming soon.)
Sunday, Jan. 24: SOTD: Parfum Sacre, because I needed something comforting today.
Monday, Jan. 25: SOTD: Tom Ford Black Orchid Voile de Fleur. SOTE: Thierry Mugler Alien edp. I know everyone else in the Western Hemisphere has smelled this, but I hadn’t yet. I’m surprised at how much I actually like it, jasmine not generally being a favorite of mine… of course, it’s jasmine sambac, not jasmine grandiflorum, so it’s tropical rather than French-y Lingerie de Putain. I can’t decide if it’s too sweet or not – I’ll think, Yeah, too sweet, and stop paying attention, and then the next thing I smell is woody, and it swings back and forth.
Tuesday, Jan. 26: When I woke up, the end bits of Alien were still on my wrists, and they smelled woodily great. SOTMorning: Caron Aimez-Moi. Violet-anise-vanilla, wonderful. (Every so often it smells like old books, yay!) SOTAfternoon: vintage Piguet Baghari edc. Starts with aldehydes – and say what you like, I’m old-fashioned and I think aldehydes smell like real perfume, so there! – and then goes all spicy and dry… and after that, it gets pretty skanky for awhile. I think I scared the grocery clerk, despite adhering to my 3-foot sillage rule. It settles out of the skank after half an hour or so, but I finally washed it off so I could do some more testing. SOTE: L’Artisan Tubereuse.
(Four perfumes in a day… I feel a little, um, promiscuous. I had a college friend who seemed to change girlfriends as often as he changed his socks. His sock-changing routine was fairly normal, but the girlfriend-changing one was a bit extreme. I thought of him today. – Hi, Diz, and thanks for the laughs!)
Image is Perfume Bottles by Cassie’s at flickr.