I started swapping much earlier than I started blogging. So when I decided I wanted to write about perfumes, I already had a significant collection of decants and samples. One of them being Aimez-moi (or Love me).
What I should mention is that, even though I had this decant for quite some time, I never actually wore it. I must have tried it at the time I recieved it, but after that, forgetting what it smelled like, I sort of went around it each time I chose a perfume to wear.
Well, today is the day Aimez-Moi finally got some wear space. And I’m glad I decided to do it.
I can’t say I was smitten, then again, I tend not to like statements as the name of this scent so that is definitely a deterrent.
I was pleasantly surprised when upon application I smelled mint. 🙂 As some of my readers might know, I’m a huge fan of Charmes et Feuilles by TDC which is heavy on mint (more than Aimez-Moi). So, I thought, all right, we’re off to a good start. Some sweet and peppery smelling mint – I’m always ready for that. Especially when I got little whiffs of green grass peeking through. I found the opening totally fascinating because it is not often that I come upon mint in perfume, especially mint not hinting at toothpaste.
I will give you the notes now so you can see that what I’m getting is not exactly the stuff listed.
Notes: anise, freesia, violet leaf, bergamot, mint, caraway, magnolia, cardamom, jasmine, peach, iris heliotrope, tonka bean, amber, musk and cloves
The more I smell scent, the more I realize that the list of notes can’t come close to making you imagine what a scent might smell like.
I mean, I can’t say I got to smell the fruit in this one. I mean, I could say it was underlying what I was smelling and giving it sweetness that only fruit can give but that’s about as much as I cansay about the fruit in it. I did smell a flowery accord but getting to particular flowers, not really. Which I think gives credit to the perfume – it is so well-blended that individual notes escape me.
The drydown was what really made me decide I will be using my decant more often. It also made me realize I need to distinguish better between vanilla and ambery sweet drydowns. In this case, the drydown is lighty sweet amber with floral nuances. Quite lovely really.
In the end, I can’t say I was swept off my feet and I love this, but I do like it a lot and that’s a good start for love, don’t you think?
Pic by: http://www.fragrantica.com/