I seem to do more thinking about perfume lately than actual smelling. Yesterday I came home and there was a package from Niche place waiting for me – I ordered without smelling it, just from reading about it, Tommi Sooni, Tarantella.
Of course I had to try it straight away, without thinking about notes or anything regarding a review, all I wanted to see was if I made a mistake or not. 🙂 And it seems sometimes it’s ok to risk. I liked it although my initial thought was, this smells real good but it’s not what I usually go for. What I usually don’t go for are aldehydes, chypre and roses. Well, all I can say is that this seems to be changing. I started giving more wrist space to roses and getting surprised by the results. Aldehydes have just wormed their way into my fragrance wardrobe, now all it takes is for me to start loving the real chypres. That still might take some taste acquiring. Ideas wanted and needed! I mean, I have tried several of the more famous ones, but I’m still waiting for the bells to start ringing when I smell one and my knees going week. You know, all the signs that this is probably the one that will stay with you for the rest of your life. It might leave for a couple of months, but will eventually come back. For now, one that I would like to wear without fighting it would be just fine. Like it just happened with Tarantella. I don’t know yet if it’s going to be a life long relationship but it will last a bottle. 🙂
I figured, perfume groups are like food. I seriously didn’t like sushi when I first tried it. Then, I got the opportunity to try it again and it was ok, but not something I would ever want to eat. Nowadays, there are days I need to go and get a bite because it is exactly what I crave.
Even though I smelled Tarantella briefly, I know it is going to be one of those bottles that I will crave occasionally and will know exactly when I want to wear it.
Like I know when I would like to wear Amouage Lyric, the only problem is I don’t own a bottle of it so that is kind of a hindrance. But that rose went straight for my knees and I didn’t even recognize it.
I plan on giving them all a proper review (I still have some Lyric left in my sample – I’m saving it).
Btw, while writing this, I was looking for chypre ideas and found that the Perfumed court has a beginner’s list of things to try regarding chypre. 🙂 I think I tried all of those, and none of them made my knees go weak (ok, maybe vintage variants of some of them would, but they are rather hard to find).
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P.S. If someone has a bottle of Lyric and doesn’t know what to do with it, please, just remember I’m here and I need one. 🙂