Last week was unexpectedly hot. I think it was much warmer than most days during the summer. It was almost nice (for a change). And it helped to figure out a heating/cooling problem at our new office, which is nice since they’ll hopefully fix it before it gets really cold outside.
In addition to good weather this week was full of love. I mean, Loves: there were more posts than usual about my favorite perfumes.
Madeleine (guest author at AustralianPerfumeJunkies) created some lemmings by her review of Perle de Mousse by Bertrand Duchafour for Ann Gerard: Gently, you arch your back, loosen your hair from its tight chignon, smooth your crisp white shirt and remove your heels, delighting in the sensation of tingly grass blades on your soles. You lie back on the soft cotton rug, reach over to lay your head on your man’s shoulder. His shirt gently caresses your face, you smell the gentlest whiff of his citrus cologne. Your eyes close and you drift towards sleep in the soft yellow light.
If you missed it you just have to see Lenier’s (scents memory) post OBSESSION OR COMPULSION.
Steve (The Scented Hound) is one of those men who braves to wear of of my most favorite perfumes – Portrait of a Lady by Frederic Malle: With the name, I would have thought that this was going to be an over the top big floral. What a surprise. It start off very masculine and medicinal. I had no idea where this was going. After a while, out comes a very dusty and understated rose with black current along with a tempered cedar woody note.
Freddie (Smellythoughts) reviews another big love of mine – Ubar by Amouage. I think I wouldn’t be able to recognize this perfume by this description but isn’t it great how differently we smell things? [...] opens with a tenacious floral blast – a sweet/sour civet cut underneath straight away makes the huge florals fly off the skin in a powerful musk cloud. A sweet aldehydic orange turns into an almost bitter grapefruit, loud and mouth-watering but far too “perfumey” to be considered a “fresh citrus opening”.
Birgit (Olfactoria’s Travels) have a favorite color (and perfume) in common: Beige is easy to wear and doesn’t require any kind of effort, but smells very put together and refined, just like the most comfortable garments do.
Portia (AustralianPerfumeJunkies) reviews my most favorite perfume from Tom Ford’s Private Blends collection: Arabian Wood by Tom Ford should be on your “Must Try List” because in this day & age I am surprised at how well he has sculpted a Next Generation Chypre, reminiscent of some of the greatest but so modern and wearable. For my take on this perfume read Weeklong Test Drive, Episode 4.3: Noir de Noir, Oud Wood and Arabian Wood by Tom Ford.