I was traveling last week so it’ll be a short post – whatever I collected before my trip started. Also, if anybody was wondering, I want to mention that my monthly stats post is still coming. I know it’s a little later than usually but I cannot do it on the road.
Birgit (Olfactoria’s Travels) makes sure my lemmings for the latest release from Amouage keep swarming: Beloved is a big perfume, and despite the previous comments about its grandeur and drama, it is not hard to wear, actually I find Beloved particularly easy to wear, with a lovely, but not intrusive sillage and excellent lasting power (Do you know an Amouage that is gone in two hours? I don’t, and this one is no exception.)
Vanessa (Bonkers about Perfume): Even the sales assistant apologised for the extreme woodiness of this scent, saying that it might appeal to men. Or extreme wood-loving women, obviously. An 8 out of 10 on the “trapped in a tea chest” / “planky” scale.
Birgit (Olfactoria’s Travels) about images invoked by L’Heure Convoitée: My doll Sonja: an unfortunate plastic child I practiced plastic surgery on. She never recovered and my dreams of becoming a surgeon where nipped in the bud (at least I married one, talk about projection!).
Susan (Fragrants) about my favorite Petite Cherie by Annick Goutal: Smelling this perfume makes me want to grab up my daughter and shower her with kisses while she is still small; smelling this perfume makes me want to be the best mother I can be and the best woman I can be. And it makes me acutely aware that the minutes, hours, days, are slipping quickly by. If you’re curious, here’s my take on this perfume.
Sigrun (fragrantfanatic) shares her experience while wearing one of my favorite perfumes from Amouage: Wearing Gold makes me reach for my most elegant skirts and dresses instead of jeans. It makes me take my time putting on make-up in the mornings, going for a full skin routine and red lips instead of the usual transparent gloss. It even affects the way I paint my toe nails. If you didn’t read it before you might find amusing this story about a blind sniffing test.