When I sniffed Diptyque's L'Ombre dans L'Eau again, I had another one of those "I know this place." Could it have been because I already tested it? I'm not sure, perhaps, but I don't think so, and I'm really intrigued by it. Here's a lovely review from Perfume Smellin' Things
Then I think of all the samples I sniffed and snorted at, and think maybe if I try it again, they might ring true. But then I'll be in the same boat as with movies I have already seen or books I have already read...there is just not enough time in one's life for going back very often.
I'm glad I re-sniffed that one, though.
On a semi-hot day last week, I wore Annick Goutal's Encens Flamboyant, which I mentioned before is not very flamboyant but it's, well, it's not annoying to others and very comforting to me. I like incense. A LOT!
Then on its heels I tried Comme de Garcons' Avignon. Oh dear lord in heaven, I adore ye! And yes, I was raised Catholic - see?
I must purchase a bottle of Avignon by next fall - (though I wish the bottle itself wasn't so bleh looking.) Here are the notes from luckyscent.com: Roman chamomile, cistus oil, elemi, incense, vanilla, patchouli, palisander, ambrette seeds. And a review from NST
Even though I am no longer a Catholic, and although I'm not happy with some of the things that are done in the name of any religion, I really loved being raised Catholic and going to Catholic school from first to eighth grade (now the all girls' high school I attended is a whole 'nother story).
But the scent isn't just evocative of Mass. Or maybe it really is, and I'm okay with that. I need to wear this more to get to the base of it. In the meantime, I'm pretty darned pleased!
I also tried People of the Labyrinths A*MAZE. Well. Hrmmmm. Perhaps I need to try this again - a little too sweet at first? Not sure - I think my nose is tuckered out.
*photo - school photograph of me in third grade*