The strange thing is, I want to talk about wine actually. 🙂
Yesterday I was lucky (well, I consider that luck) to try 3 rather expensive wines, all of which were good and all of which would work great as perfume drydowns.
But the third one we tried, said on the bottle it should be decanted, and once we poured it into glasses after decanting, I noticed a rather interesting smell. A manure type of one. 😀
Honestly, I never thought I would smell a wine with such a note and consider it a more interesting aspect of the wine.
I know it probably sounds disgusting but the wine smelled reminiscent of it, not really as manure. I have to admit, smelling it and identifying it made me feel rather good about my nose. 2 years ago, I don’t think I would have been able to distinguish it. And I know the only reason I was able to now was because I’ve been smelling perfumes every day for years now.
Btw, decanting helped lose that particular note (we guessed that was why it was recommended).
Here are the wines in the order we tried them
1. Carmelo Ortega: Saxa Loquuntur Tres 2008 (DOC Rioja)
2. Casato dei Medici Riccardi: Sangiovese Shiraz 2008
3. Le Cloitre du Chateau Priure-Lichine 2007, Bordeaux (Margaux)