Monday, March 5, 2012

Oh you pretty things! (mini reviews)

Isn't the sample holder cool?  Thanks to Dee - I love it!

These are all beautiful scents, extremely well-done, but fortunately none that I have to have in a larger size but my sample (for now!)

Ormande Jayne Ta'if - As I posted on Facebook Fragrance Friends, this plays hide-and-seek with me and that is frustrating.


TokyoMilk Bulletproof.   An amped up version of their Lapsang Su Chong.


Hermes Eau de Pamplemousse Rose.  Definitely a Hermes!  And no cat pee smell!

Pacifica Spanish Amber.   A terrific spicy amber at a great price!


L'Artisan Safran Troublant.  Darn it, I really wanted to love this one - it is a tad bit too foody for me.:

Parfum D'Empire Azemour - Now this one, I might have to have more of.  I have read someone calling this an orange chypre.  Stunning!


I have sooo many more samples to sniff - will probably be doing a Part Deux soon.

16 comments:

  1. That sample holder is WAY cool. Is that soapstone, plastic, resin? How was it made? Admiring minds want to know!

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    1. Isn't it!?!? SOO glad she sent it to me - I believe it is soapstone. Love love love it.

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    2. Just today I was plotting our biennial Library Staff Art & Crafts show, and a colleague approached to tell me that she makes, tints, pours, and carves her own hard soap into relief sculptures. What ingenuity-- hers and Dee's!

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  2. Yay! I'm so glad you like your tiny holder! I use them to try and limit my Now Sniffing category... But you know how that goes!

    It's made of a type of resin meant to mimic stone--- it's Corian! The stuff counter-tops are made of :) I just bought a drill bit the size if a 1mL sample and bored out little holes.

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    1. Dee, dude, you could totally clean up at Sniffapalooza if you set a booth filled with those. I'd buy a baker's dozen. :)

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  3. Frida, I've tried Ta'if, Azamour and Pamplemousse Rose. I like them all, but the Hermes ones all start to smell a bit the same to me. I wish old JCE would start moving in a slightly different direction.

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    1. Yes, it is def at JCE, but there is something comforting to me about having that signature note(s). For instance I'm kinda disappointed with Guerlain's Angelique Noir - I don't get Guerlain from it at all - but I do need to spend more time with that one as I just received my decant yesterday.

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  4. Whoohoo - Corian is that super expensive stuff that is more userfriendly than granite. Fantastic to have a hand crafted sample holder made of it. And Dee drills - respect!

    Pamplemousse Rose didn't smell of wee, I agree, but was a bit too acerbic for me. Ta'if I am nuts about, but I can understand people not caring for it, as I can Brulure de Rose. Azemour I tried on skin but need to get a sample of it and spend more time assessing its many facets.

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    1. PR does start off a little bit ting-y! I'd love to hear your take on Azemour!

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    1. Thanks Mals! I often wonder if I'm taking the easy way out when I do them - but then again, that's pretty much what I do anyway! ;)

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  6. Your blog is the closest I come to smelling perfumes and I can almost sniff the fragrances as I read your descriptions. The sample holder really is a great idea. Hope your hens are laying. Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. Hello Callie!! I think that if Dee makes a lot of those sample holders, she could have herself a thriving Etsy shop!

      The two bantams are laying like crazy these days! It's nearly 70 degrees here - time to clean the coop!

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  7. Pretty! I love the sight of samples lined up for testing. And thanks for the mini reviews!

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    1. Thanks Nat - I have so many more to do - but when the weather is so nice, like today, I'm being pulled in too many directions (in a good way)!

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