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In the vineyard

This Saturday was a lovely day which I spent gathering grapes in our friends’ vineyard.

I love going there and enjoy it particularly when the weather is warm and sunny. And since this was a dry year, the yield was great so at the end of the day, I was exhausted. Pleasantly though. πŸ™‚

Some photos from the day.

 9 o’clock in the morning

In the vineyard
View from the vineyardο»Ώ

Photos are mine.

Coty Fatale – a gem lost in the past

I don’t know how long past that would be as the information I found says it came out in 1988. So some years after that – I’m pretty sure it was around for a while.

As I’m on a floral search, I decided to give better attention to some of the (vintage) bottles I acquired past year (most through Posse swapmania so you can imagine I’m looking forward to the next one).

One of the things that I got is a bottle of Coty Fatale, a perfume you would be hard-pressed to find much information on (not the case as it seems with other Coty perfumes).
That is something I find very strange because this one is so wonderful. It’s exactly the type of floral I was looking for. It makes me smile broadly just writing this. πŸ˜€ It also makes me wonder if at the time of its release, it was so similar to other florals out there that it went completely unnoticed…

Notes: top green notes, jasmine, honeysuckle, gardenia, tuberose, rose, carnation, narcissus, sandalwood, musk, amber, oakmoss

Even the notes convey what I wanted in my floral. Though, honestly, I can’t really talk about the notes I smelled. It’s a floral bouquet in the manner of what I keep thinking as lost perfumes. They just don’t make them as such anymore.

I do want to to give you an idea what it smells like so I’m going to try my best.

For me it opens with a perfume variant of a floral bouquet, that is at the same time lightly sweet and sharp – like you’re getting a bit too much flowers at the first sniff but just bordering on too much. My guess is the sharpness is due to the green notes as in a while it subsides to general floralness in which I would lie when I said I smell particular flowers but I can trace the fact that they are there.
You see, there is some of the rose sharpness you can find in Paestum Rose, there is also underlying intoxation provided by the lush white florals and the rest are reminiscent of the most fragrant seaside floral bushes.
It’s an incredible floral feast for the senses.
And the best thing? It stays close to the skin and remains there for half a day at least. I didn’t try it, but I want to spray it lavishly all over me just so my skin would retain that smell all day long.

The drydown is of course the least floral of the whole perfume but trying to describe it wouldn’t give you an accurate idea. I can see where sandalwood and amber come as the drydown notes  (not really musk and oakmoss) but the best I can some up with is creamy, lightly-floral sandalwood finish.

The whole perfume is just so exquisitely blended for me, it cannot but continue into the drydown.

One of the conclusions I got from this is that even when I’m not enthusiastic about some perfumes the moment I test them, I know I should keep them because I can recognize that there might come a time when they will fit me as a glove (or a type of garment I might wear more).
This one is one of those and I cannot say how happy it makes me feel to smell it.

So, as I have a bottle of this and I believe other people should get to know it and possibly love it, the first two people who state their interest in the comments for this vintage floral will get a little decant.

I sincerely hope you’ll enjoy it. πŸ™‚

Pic by: http://www.modnivodic.com/

Wandering around, sniffing

Lately I ask myself quite often what do I do with my time because I can certainly say there is a definite lack of it in my life. So, I didn’t have time either to smell something for a proper review or even to read a book yet (that is definitely stressing me out) so I’ll talk today about what I’ve been smelling the last few days.

Last Saturday I was at a vintage (grape harvest), and it’s been a while since I actually walked through a real type of a village. You know, the one where there are farm animals and barns? It doesn’t smell nice but I can tell you, I really enjoyed smelling something so different from my everyday life. πŸ™‚ Vintage itself is an experience I adore. Although I slept like the dead that night. πŸ™‚

Now, on to my lack of time. I barely managed to try two scents this week that are on my list lately because they’ve started appearing on blogs. I read last week a lovely review by Divina of Boss Orange and been meaning to try it since then, but I only managed to do it yesterday and that was unsuccessful as it turned out. It seems the SA sort of missed most of my hand when spraying it on, so there was nothing to smell after some 20 minutes. I did like the fruity opening (the apple is lovely) but now I have no idea what goes on next so I’ll have to repeat the experience. Oh, well, with the rate I’m going, it will be sometime next week. πŸ™‚

The other thing I wanted to try was Si Lolita and although I plan on trying it again just to check, I think a bottle is coming my way. πŸ™‚ Though it makes me wonder how come it didn’t come out before summer because I can definitely see myself wearing it through the summer with its opening of childhood memories of sunscreen (was it Coppertone that had that particular smell?). Someone mentioned on one of the blogs I follow regularly the name of that particular molecule/note but I forgot (as usual). πŸ™‚ Oh, well, I’ll find it again sooner or later.

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