I'm a little off my game - a new job is looming (February 1st) and my current job is driving me batty. My husband is in CA for three weeks, so I am home alone w/all the animals. And I'm quitting smoking.
So I'm not that happiest person on this planet right now.
But new scents that enthrall me DO make me happy.
For instance, La Chasse aux Pappilons (both versions). I tested them yesterday, and they're very lovely and quite different. I'm drawn initially more to the Extreme version, but of course, who couldn't have guessed that! I'm really looking for a pretty floral as I'm so stuck in all things oriental. I haven't quite come up with the right words to describe these two, so I'll do another test tomorrow and write more about my initial reaction to the original version when I sniffed it at FF's house a whle back.
(the photo is of a hydrangea in my yard - I couldn't find the photo of one of my lilac bushes so this will have to suffice!)
So today, I met my friend TKF at our local Sephora store. She wanted some new makeup and I was there to keep the sales people (i.e., the under 30 ones) from veering in directions she didn't want to go. She did find some good stuff - I'm a fan of Stilla's powdered foundation (though any more I hardly ever wear foundation) and she ended getting some. Also, some blush from NARS - I got some too - "Madly." I wonder though if it will just end up in my container-of-misfit-makeup. I should try harder some times. I do wear lip stuff every (and perfume, of course). We'll see.
Anyway, so I find the Fresh line (TKF told me she wears one of the sugar varieties), and I got three samples - Cannabis Rose, Pink Jasmine and Hesperides. On first whiff, Herperides reminds me a bit of Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune (Guerlain) which I really like but haven't done a proper test of yet.
Oh why do I keep getting samples when I have so many here? And why am I writing in two journals (here and my sketch book?) - umm, could it be that I'm bored? ;)
I did test two Kilian fragrances today (samples from luckyscent) - A Taste of Heaven and Liaisons Dangereuses. ATOH reminds me, after the initial burst of citrus, of L'Air de Rien (the oakmoss perhaps?) and I think LADR is a much superior scent. LD? Well it pretty much melted away quickly. Not a bad scent; in fact it is really nice, but it just doesn't stay on my skin at all.
Yep, I'm looking for an amazing floral (without aldehydes of course). Also looking for a rose (have six or so samples of different rose perfumes, and maybe Sunday I'll do a major scent test.
OH, speaking of smells - have you checked out Penzey's Spices yet? WOW! Their Tellicherry Black Pepper is to DIE for! I have to drive across town to visit the store, but you can check them out here!