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A Dozen Roses

Participating in joint blog projects is always fun. 🙂 A big thank you to Ayala for inviting me to think about roses and name a dozen in any way I find them interesting.

I realized, roses feature as people, places and ideas in my mind – so here, in short order are those that managed that:

The Poison RosePaestum Rose by Eau d’Italie

I realized not everyone agrees with me on this one, but I still think of it as featuring thorns while you wear it.

The Seductive one – Lyric by AmouageDozenRosesX12

Sweet and seductive. If you are not careful, you might not even realize it’s a rose. Or that you are seduced.

Spending a day at the SPA?Eau Egyptienne by Cinq Mondes

Easy to like and enjoy during the day where enjoyment and relaxation are the order of the day.

The sexy-contemplative rose Costes by Costes

I’d say it’s sexy if worn by a contemplative man, I don’t think many would agree women are sexy when being contemplative. 😉 Or am I wrong? A great review by Suzanne.

Is that a siren coming out of the sea?!Rosam by Histoires de Parfum

The strangeness that is this perfume can shortly be summed up by what a strange sight it would be seeing a siren.

The Prim British Rose –  Mohur by Neela Vermeire

Rose-cheeked Miss drinking tea.

Can it be called a rose? Jabu by Mona di Orio

Possibly not, but there is some rose in there and it deserves a mention for being a perfume evoking happiness.

Dark viney rose – Baie Rose by Le Labo

Hmm, a rose perfume for Batman perhaps?

Dangerously sexy and seductive – Worth Courtesan

I talked about it yesterday – if you want to get noticed, you need not look further. 🙂

Rose for dessert – Rose flavoured rahat loukhum

The most decadent non-chocolate sweet ever. Leaving a dusting of sugar on your fingers so you have to lick them as well.

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Acquired taste

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).

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. 🙂

Random thoughts after weekend and pictures

I was trying out what kind of pictures one can take with a digital camera so I’ll post some here. Some of them are of a rosemary bush that will hopefully survive its accident (the wind turned it over and now we have to see whether the stem will heal itself).

You can’t see the stem, this is just a picture of the bush.

After smelling rosemary over the weekend, it seems to me now that the essential oil does not smell exactly like the bush. But then again it is a bit more concentrated than the smell wafting through the air. Anyway, both my boyfriend and I love the smell, so I do hope the bush survives.
There is also a laurel tree which is just fine. 🙂 And quite useful for its gastronomic purposes.

This last one I have no idea what it is, but it grows in the garden as well, so I took a photo of it. If anyone knows, feel free to enlighten me (I don’t really recognize many plants, or flowers for that matter).

And the last one is of a blackbird which seems to have taken permament residence in the garden because all day long he/she just wandered around looking for food and making rustling noises (making me wonder who is walking around the garden). Hope he stays.

One other thought that came to me yesterday while I was smelling Amouage Lyric woman (and how great is that one – wonderful!) is how I’ve been reading about brands trying to sell their fragrances by making customers fall in love with the top notes and going home with something that might not prove so great later. What has been happening to me lately is that I came across many fragrances that didn’t smell so great at the first sniff but then later became absolutely wonderful. Which is pure luck because I don’t usually give it much thought if it doesn’t smell interesting from the beginning (shame on me, I know). 🙂 And that brings me to Bulgari Omnia Green Jade which I still need to try again and see if that was one of those days when everything smelled great or do I truly like it?
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