So back into town, and I remember this neat antique shop on the southern edge of our town. I LOVE rambling around in antique shops - I wish I had been wearing L'air de Rien but instead I had on Lutens Bois de Violettes.
I scored some great lamps, and a bowl that matches a set I have at home, and snapped a coupla photos from the place.
(cool Halloween masks at the antique store - these were the kind we wore as kids because my mom didn't have enough time to make our costumes and we bought the whole costume, including masks, at Woolworths)
When I entered the room in FAVA (Firelands Association for the Visual Arts - this is the place I'll be teaching pottery next Wednesday, and I needed to get into the studio to assess clay and glazes) my sniffing pal Frieda was there with her son, and she gets up from working on a paper mache airplane for our town's annual Big Parade, and says "what are you wearing, you smell wonderful!"
Now, the thing is, I don't smell it much after the first initial spritz. So what is in it that I cannot detect?
I wore it again this week at work, and still not much scent...am I wearing it too lightly? Or can I (and certain others) not detect it.
Throughout the week, I wore Serge Lutens' Gris Clair. I bought a 8 ml decant after first smelling it at FFs house in in early winter, as I was wowed by it. But wearing it all day at work, it came off too masculine for me...and it wasn't the lavender because I don't correlate lavender as being a male scent. I do like it - but I think I'll layer it (which is funny, because I have been snidely commenting to myself while reading other blogs when folks suggest layering perfume because I think why would you spend soo much money on a perfume just to mess with it?)
I was able to score a sample of SJP Lovely from Sephora and wore it yesterday to work. It is a really nice scent, but it doesn't haven't enough spunk for me. I wonder what Covet is like?
My little bottle of Une Rose Chypree came in the mail today from Luckyscent!!! SOOO excited I had to spritz it on me and the Moth, even though I was already wearing L'Iparie . Also some samples were in the package - Regina Harris - Frankincense-Myrrh-Rose Maroc, Boadicea the Victorious (Pure and Vibrant). Luckyscent gave me three samples for free (I actually was kinda hoping that they would give me the three I had put into my cart for free!) and all I could think of was TDC's Bois d'Iris (gosh I need to save up money to buy a bottle) so they also gave me Le Labo Iris 39 (which FF LOVES so I'll probably give it to her), and TDC Oriental Lounge.
I am also in the midst of a DelRae test and will probably finish it by the weekend.