Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What I have been wearing (scent-wise) and Neela Vermeire

I think everyone in the world is experiencing insane weather.  This past weekend, here it was in the 90s and very humid.

I was wearing some light fruity and flowery things -  Annick Goutal Petite Cherie was in ample rotation, and PdE Azemour, L'Artisan La Chasse aux Papillon and Guerlain Apres L'Ondee.  I also threw in Bond No. 9 Chinatown the other evening.  (and you know, I was craving Coty L'Aimant but cannot find my sample)

The son and his girlfriend were here for a few days, and we barely saw them!  They had a lot to do (visiting friends, etc), but I did get to sit down with K (the gf) for a bit to sample Neela Vermeire's Trayee, Mohur and Bombay Bling.  I had had these samples for quite some time, but wanted to experience them for the first time with K.

Color me extremely underwhelmed.  Trayee and Mohur stay super duper close to the skin, and I feel that I have to be a scientist to 'get' them.  Over time, these both blossom nicely, but still stay too close for my comfort.  Bombay Bling, on the other hand, is a bit louder and of all three is my favorite (which is weird, because I'm not a huge fan of the taste of mango).  Trayee would be my favorite IF it was louder.  But I tired of looking through a microscope.

K mentioned, after sniffing Bombay Bling, that it reminded her of the streets of her town, where people sell raw mango sprinkled with salt and chili pepper, and that made me smile.  She didn't have much to say about the other two.

Is there anything out there that smells like Trayee but louder?  And anything that smells like Bombay Bling but  less expensive?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

So excited!

My son and his girlfriend are coming to visit starting tomorrow a.m.  I'm soo excited - I haven't seen them in person in nearly a year!!

I'm also excited because I'm going to use K (the girlfriend) as a guinea pig - I haven't sniffed any Neela creations yet, and given that K is not only from India but a non-perfumer wearer, I'm looking forward to what we think of them!
me and Joseph, twenty-some years ago

Edit:  Here's a terrific interview from Bois de Jasmin with Neela.  Also as noted Neela is from Kolkata/Calcutta and K is from Visakhapatnam.  Interesting that even though these two cities are 13 hours apart, they are both located in the west of India and near the Bay of Bengal.  Kolkata is located north in West Bengal, near the border of Bangladesh.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

oh and before I forget...for those who read this blog...

For those who read this blog and also have a perfume blog that is not noted yet on my front page, please let me know so I can  add it.  Thanks!

EDIT:  And if anyone has NON-perfume blogs out there, let me know about them too!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

sorry I haven't posted in two weeks!

I have been busy with other things; but I did want to say that the Moth enjoys Comme des Garcons Avignon and  SSS Incense Pure!  They smell amazing on him.

I'll be a bit scarce the next couple of weeks - lots happening with the family - graduations, family reunions, son in town, etc. I have also been busy with little arty things - I'm involved in an art swap group and that has been keeping me happily out of trouble! ;)

Thanks for being patient with me!

wax batik on rice paper with permanent market and watercolors