Monday: Bond No. 9 Chinatown. I have had a decant of this for quite awhile, and never talked about this much. Probably because so many people have (Chinatown was released in 2005), and I do not have much more to add other than "I really like it and glad I have this decant." I'm sure most of the people who read this blog have experienced this one already. But if not, check out past reviews from Scentsate and Katie Puckrik.
Tuesday: Voted in Les Nereides Opoponax, and in the evening I wore YSL Opium Fleur Imperiale. (I probably should have thought this through and wore perfumes by American perfumers; oops)
Wednesday: Stayed up way too late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning, so needed a fresh bright perfume - Lalique Flora Bella fit the bill nicely.
Thursday: Le Labo Rose 31 (released in 2006). I recently purchased 10 mls of this baby. I love rose scents, and I love even more those rose perfumes that have spice. But never fear - if you are not a huge dark/spicy rose person, this one doesn't overwhelm. The spice plays nice! But if you doubt me (and I can understand why as I tend to like louder 'fumes in general), here are some reviews -NST, The Non-Blonde and The Candy Perfume Boy.
Friday: Given that the weather was damp, Diptyque L'Ombre dans L'Eau was perfect!
"The whole house smelled good, with the sweet and spicy smells from the kitchen, and the smell of hickory logs burning with clear, bright flames in the fireplace, and the smell of the clove-apple beside Grandma's mending basket on the table."
This week's scent in literature snippet is from Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
I re-read the entire series nearly every autumn/winter for the past ten years or so, and I read and re-read this series at least another dozen times in my youth.