Perfume thoughts

Unfortunately, lately I sense a definite lack of time in my daily routine. Have no idea why suddenly there are so many things requiring my attention, but the only thing is to go with it, it also will pass. If not sooner, when I leave for my (well-deserved if I say so myself) vacation.

So, experiencing a serious time problem, the only thing I have time to write about are sentence or two about scents I’ve tried recently.

Foremost in my head is the fact that I’m heading down the new bottle road after reading a review of Chanel Cristalle edt by Vetivresse (July 9) – I tried it yesterday, and it hit all my buttons. One of the loveliest green scents I tried in a long time. And I so wanted to try and save my money… Or at least not spend so much.

I finally got my hands on Tea for two by l’Artisan and although I loved the opening (I’m very much into tea in any manner it can be experienced), the drydown was too sweet for my taste. It’s not actually that sweet, but I’m more of a salt person, so too sweet for me is probably normally sweet for everyone else.

I keep saying how much I love Lucky scent’s sample packs, and I’ll keep saying it. 🙂 They are great. My last one contained samples of Amouage Reflection masculine and feminine. I really liked Masculine version, it smells like a male version of Amouage Lyric. Which is good because I love Lyric (not so much the price though). The feminine Reflection is some aquatic, light thingy that left me completely cold and not impressed.

Yesterday I was contemplating how much my nose has changed during the last year. I’m nowhere near having even an average knowledge of perfume but I seem to enjoy more different scents than before, and appreciate notes I don’t find wearable but that seem to be well incorporated into a scent. I know I tried L’Artisan Ete en douce last year and dismissed it straight away (I’m not going to say what I though of it then), yesterday I tried it again and found it lovely. I’m still not sure I’ll be wearing it anytime soon, but it seems I’m on my way.

Picture of what I wait to see in person in 2 1/2 weeks. 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Perfume thoughts

  1. Joanne July 15, 2009 at 19:20 Reply

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  2. waftbyCarol July 16, 2009 at 17:20 Reply

    Even after 40 years of sniffing , I can't believe how much my tastes change from one year to the next…I used to think I loved amber , but big orientals now leave me feeling like someone is shouting..sniff on girlfriends !


  3. Divina July 17, 2009 at 15:35 Reply

    Hello daaaaaahling! How are you? I'm pooped. 😛 Chiming in to say I adore Cristalle, so underappreciated when compared to sis No.19. It is one of the best greens EVER in my opinion and worthy of a place in your perfume wardrobe. Forget about the money and get it, it is elegance itself. 🙂 (Oh damn, now I'm an enabler!) Which one, btw? EdT or EdP? I prefer the EdT. Try them both before you decide, they are different!


  4. Ines July 17, 2009 at 15:57 Reply

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  5. Ines July 17, 2009 at 16:00 Reply

    Carol, what a smell wealth you must have in your brain! 🙂 I mean so much experience and so many perfumes – it makes me smile and wonder, what are going to be my favorites in 10 years. 🙂


  6. Ines July 17, 2009 at 16:03 Reply

    Divina, you enabler, you! 🙂 It doesn't take much to make me buy another bottle especially when I fall for it instantly. 🙂 I prefer the edt variant but I'll try the edp one more time just to be sure. Btw, I smelled no 18 the other day and fell instantly in love. There's a post idea in my head about how I surprisingly came to love Chanel. 🙂


  7. The Left Coast Nose November 5, 2009 at 16:43 Reply

    I know what you mean about having a completely different reaction to something over time. I utterly dismissed the long-discontinued Laura Biagiotta "Venezia." I tried it again for no good reason, and now I am obsessed! (I wish I didn't fall for things they don't make anymore…)Anyway. I read your review of "Reflection." Promise me when NEXT summer rolls around again you'll give it another try, and see if its cool, aquatic elegance doesn't stir something in you.Rita @leftcoastnose


  8. Ines November 5, 2009 at 16:49 Reply

    I promise. 🙂 Your description of aquatic sounds much better than what I usually associate with it – so I'll give it another try.I realized my nose is changing and appreaciating some things more and more so you never know what will happen next summer.Although, given the price tag on Amouage creations, I'd rather not fall for another (because I'm completely in love with Lyric).


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