Saturday, March 2, 2013

"what are you wearing?"


I think that the Oscars need a perfume correspondent.  Not that I watched the show this year.  But I would watch it (or any award-type show) if someone was asking the celebs "what perfume are you wearing?"

So this is what I wore this week:

Monday:  Mojo Magique.

Tuesday:  Von Eusersdorff Classic Myrrh.  I have a decant of this and I haven't posted anything about it yet.  I'll wear it again, perhaps this weekend, and maybe then I'll have something substantial to say about it.  In the meantime, here's a great review by Victoria at EauMG.

Wednesday:  I decided to re-test Neela Vermeire's creations, as I wasn't as blown away by them as so many other bloggers seems to be.  Conclusion:  I'm still not blown away by them.

Thursday:  Miller Harris Fleur Oriental

Friday:  Annick Goutal Mandragore.  I was looking through my collection of full bottles, and pulled this one out - I used to wear it a lot a couple of years ago as evidenced by half the bottle being used up, and I still do love it.  What a delight to re-visit this again.

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  1. I'm glad that your re-try of the Neelas didn't lead to a change of heart. I, too, was not blown away by the samples I tried. (I did enjoy Bombay Bling, though, it seemed like a good clubbing scent.) I wasn't sure I'd been fair, though because my samples were tiny and had been cooked on the mail truck. I think I'll just leave it be and move on to other new releases (there have been what, like 868 since then??) ;-)

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    1. Hello and nice to hear from you, Marla! NVs perfumes are nice, they just don't wow me, and truthfully remind me of some L'Artisans. And hahaa, yeah, so many new releases, it makes my head explode!

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  2. Great idea (and I didn't watch the Oscars, even the red carpet, either).

    I still haven't tried the Neela Vermeire's perfumes (your initial thoughts, coupled with the cost of the juice, did much to temper my enthusiasm), but I do love the idea behind the line and I keep thinking about them so I may break down and buy the sample set.

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    1. Hello Karen! I do believe they are worth a sample/sniff. Esp since I am well known for not getting subtle perfumes!

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  3. I haven't tried the NVs, but to be perfectly honest, it relieves me greatly to hear your objective take on them. Everyone in Perfumeland seems to be falling over backward with bliss RE: these scents. Rave reviews, raffles & giveaways everywhere you look. It makes me nervous when a product saturates the blogworld so thoroughly and to such unanimous acclaim-- I need a dissenting perspective!

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    1. howdie Meg!! They are nicely done, but they don't transport me. Bombay Bling is the stand-out for me of all three - and if you have a chance to try it, I would love to hear your take on it, and/or all of them. But when it comes to a frag with mango, I prefer Jardin sur le Nil.

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  4. This is a wonderful idea, of the fragrance correspondent. And they are doing something similar for nail polish (believe it or not). Deborah Lippman, I believe it was, had a special area on the red carpet for this.

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    1. Hello Natalie! Really!? Wow, that's great (I had to google who Deborah Lippman is, tho) I never knew about that, but then again, I usually only use nail polish to keep myself from picking/biting my nails. Yep, I'm on of those. ;)

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    2. Better a nail biter than many other things. :) (Did you see the most recent post on Elisa's blog?)

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    3. oh dear lord! yeah, glad I'm not a elbow picker...or worse!

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  5. I have never heard of Von Eusersdorff! I must say I am gravitating more and more to incense fragrances, so this has me intrigued.

    I wasn't initially wowed by the NVs either, but am coming to appreciate them more second time around - Trayee in particular. Mohur I liked from the off, while Bombay Bling had a spectacular drydown but I need to give the earlier stages another go.

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    1. Hey Bonks! Give it (VE) a go! It does get a little 'cologne-y' in the dry-down for me - at least that it what my initial test(s) are saying. I first heard about it (and the patch offering) on Freddie's blog I think.

      When I re-tested the NVs I thought that BB was kind of posh. Well they are all, and maybe that's why I'm not ga-ga for them? I'm over-thinking all of this!

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  6. I didn't watch the Oscars either, Carol, but now you've got me curious to ask the question, What would *you* wear to the Oscars? I think I'd wear Amouage Jubilation 25, just a couple spritzes. Though I suppose Amouage Gold would be more fitting, to go with one of those statuettes that I'd surely be picking up. ;-D

    As for what I'm wearing at the moment, its Vamp a NY. Spice, rum and tuberose ... I could drink the stuff.

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    1. Hello hello Suzanne!!! OOOh I would wear either Guerlain Jicky or Coty L'Aimant, going totally old-school, and I would pretend everyone and everything was in black and white! ;)

      VaNY is another one I have to re-test..I just got buttered popcorn and rootbeer. I usually like the stuff you do, so I will give it another go.

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  7. This year I watch Oscar from the beginning to the end and actually enjoyed it. That day I didn't wear any perfume but tested some with the most interesting Eau de Tommi Sooni II (it wasn't the first test: I'm trying to figure out if I need a bottle).

    If I had to go to Oscar I'd wear Amouage Ubar.

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    1. Hello Undina! I'll be looking forward to hearing what you have to say about the EdTS. I haven't tried any Amouage's yet- perhaps later on this year. But I bet you'd be smelling beautiful!

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  8. I agree! There are enough interviewers on the red carpet asking who made the gown. I want to know what perfume has been paired with that gown. This year (maybe not the for first time, but for the first time I noticed) one of the red carpet shows featured a "mani-cam" for closeups of lovely nails and massive diamond rings. This year the mani-cam, next year the Perfumista Cam?

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    1. Hello C! Oh yes, Perfumista-Cam would be wonderful - maybe one of these years! I guess if I was more into fashion, I'd enjoy those red carpet things more.

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