Friday, May 21, 2010
Ninfeo Mio, Ninfea, and D'Ailleurs et Fleurs
Annick Goutal (I guess I'm on an AG streak, huh?) Ninfeo Mio or should it be called Ninfeo Meow? Yep, cat pee. And not just at one point either. Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune has a slightly cat pee-ish smell at one point in the dry down phase (I quite like AAP but cannot wear it much because the Moth doesn't like grapefruit at all), but with NM, it went on and on and on, and totally destroyed its gorgeous opening for me.
Profumum Ninfea - and yet another "I have been here before!" Oh what joy I get when I sniff a fragrance for the first time and I say that to myself. Notes of rose (of course that's why I like it), violet, honeysuckle and cut grass. Okay it's another rose-y fragrance, but I want! But at $225 for 100ml, I think not *sobs*
The Different Company D'Ailleurs et Fleurs. Oh! Sublime. And not in a boring way. Notes: neroli, petitgrain, hazelnut-and elder-flowers, mandarin, star anise, bigarade orange, soft musk and prune. It's a 'white floral' which usually makes me sneeze and get headachey. But this one pulls it all down with what I'm assuming is the musk and prune, and it's amazingly beautiful. A masterpiece! NOTE: but it does fade quickly on me.
photo: Bougeureau's Mother and Children which actually lives at the Cleveland Museum of Art - I'm so fortunate!