It was a great summer week: I got to wear a summer dress twice (!) and yesterday it felt like a Bronze Goddess day – so I showered in it. It has been more than a year since I won my decant at Dee’s blog and bought a full bottle of this perfume but still every time I wear Bronze Goddess I think of Dee: small acts of kindness go a long way.
Laughs section is unusually full this week – and I haven’t even had enough time to finish reading all the posts from my reading list!
In addition to my regular sections Lemmings for perfumes I want to try, Laughs for posts that made me smile, Loves for posts about my favorite perfumes and Leftovers for everything else I find noteworthy from my readings, I introduce a new section Looking for – to publish requests for perfumes.
Parfumista (Parfumistans Blogg) keeps reviewing new (at least for the US) niche brand by Ramón Monegal: The general impression of Umbra can be summarized as the picture and smell of the coolness of the mossy, forest floor under high pines a summer day. Even if classified as unisex I precieve Umbra as the most feminine vetiver I have sniffed so far.
Thomas (The Candy Perfume Boy): To create Les Parfums de Cuir Thierry Mugler parfums a “tailor made [...] natural leather” was added to four custom made vats containing each perfume allowing them to infuse & mature for four weeks and eventually, after the “leather-imbued extracts” were added to a solution, they became Les Parfums de cuir.
Steven (The Scented Hound): Mechant Loup means “Big Wolf” in French, but the L’Artisan Perfumeur website lists it as “Big Bad Wolf.” With that kind of name, I expect something over the top and powerful. Sorry, there is nothing wolf like about this scent. Instead, maybe it should be called “Nutty Ecureuil” or “Nutty Squirrel,” in English as it’s about as big and bad as a squirrel and holds a hazelnut note.
Blacknall Allen (aperfumeblog by Blacknall Allen): […] French Women Don’t Get Fat. It was full of helpful advice about dieting including eating leek soup (leeks are ace diuretics) and then limiting portion sizes drastically. You can have anything you want, basically, so long as whatever it is comes in a tiny spoonful. Quiche? Go for it. Mousse- no problem, grab your spoon and then put it down, you’re done. Do not repeat.
Portia (AustralianPerfumeJunkies): One of those spectacular grabs was Tous EdP in the gold package with the TOUS bear on top. Is it just me or does the TOUS bear look like a bear putting its arms behind its enormous BOOBS!!!! It looks very Dolly Parton/Pamela Anderson to me.
Arielle (Scents of Self): I blame Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which taught me that having sex causes your boyfriend to revert to his evil vampire state and then you have to kill him to close the vortex to a hell dimension.
Melissa (She Blogs it All) is trying to organize a trip to/meet-up in France .
I’m on a Guerlain kick. I’m looking to swap for or buy at cost 2-3 ml decant of current formulation of Jicky extrait, Vol de Nuit extrait and Chamade extrait as well as 5 ml decants EdT versions of the same perfumes. If you have any of these please contact me and we’ll work out the details.