I didn’t count (for a change) but I have a feeling that last week there were fewer posts in my main blog-roll (list on the right) and in all other RSS feeds. Spring? Esxence2012? I don’t know. But as I promised in the beginning I won’t force myself to mention anything just for the sake of posting. So this issue will be a short one.
It seems like the Blogosphere is divided into two groups: those who have already tried Amouage Opus VI and written enticing reviews and those who read all the reviews and try to control the population of lemmings resulting from that activity. Though I cannot blame Dee (beauty on the outside) solely for these lemmings (several lemming above are just trying to catch up with all the rest from the Episode 1 ) she contributed her part: Spraying Opus VI on skin for the first time is a little like seeing a Stormtrooper remove his helmet to reveal the long glossy hair and full lips… of a woman. There is a dissonance that can’t be reconciled, because, of course, Stormtroopers are men. Well, all but this one.
This isn’t coming from a blog but I’ll mention it here since my first reaction after reading about Chanel releasing a limited edition of Chanel N°19 Body Cream was “WANT!” But I don’t think I’ll ever warrant spending $80 on a body cream even for one of my most favorite perfumes. On the other hand, body lotion goes for “just” $50… Hmm…
Vanessa (Bonkers about Perfume) reviews Denyse Beaulieu’s new book, “The Perfume Lover”: … despite stopping out till 2am every night in a fairly receptive frame of mind to any possibilities the night might bring, the only “something-on-skin action” I ended up with was a bad grass allergy from afternoons spent sunbathing in the Maria Luisa park…
Ines (All I am – a redhead) about my most favorite Neela Vermeire’s perfume Bombay Bling: The opening reminds me of a fizzy mango drink, as it were made with tonic, you know, lightly herbal (or green) and citrusy but mango is still the most prominent note.
Feel free to share any links – your lemmings, [new] loves or good laughs.
Three reviews triggered sample lemmings: Dee’s review, of course, Jessica’s review of Pentachord White at NST, and Krista’s review of Byredo La Tulipe at Scent of the Day – triggered in part by that gorgeous picture and my longing for spring.
The funniest thing I read this week was the title “So I Tinctured Some Hyrax Poop.” Maybe it’s the bad influence of my sons, but that made me laugh.
None of the Pentachords worked for me but I agree, it was a nice review. La Tulip was published on Sunday – so, technically, it’s the next week (and it’s getting into this week’s episode since I like this perfume).
I thought it was a funny title too but decided not to enter into the draw: I agreed with the author, it was a very weird prize draw :)
I LOVE the stormtrooper hat image – it is perfect, and I haven’t even tried the scent yet – but from what I have read it seems most fitting. I do have a sample of the scent though…just waiting till I can “steel” myself to try it, as I am not expecting it to be my thing necessarily.
Thanks very much for the mention in your Laughs section. : – )
Thank you for making me laugh!
I remember keeping one of the samples (Mona di Orio Oud, I think) for a month while everybody else was raving about it. And you know what? I was right: it’s not my perfume.
I quite enjoyed all of the posts you mentioned, Undina. As for lemmings, it was definitely Amouage Opus VI … and now I have a decant! It definitely lives us up to all of the beautiful reviews written of it. Truly a gorgeous and unusual take on amber.
Now I’m even more curious. Though, I suspect nothing can live up to such expectations.
Thank you for the link (you raven-haired beauty!). ;)
And if there were less posts last week, I’m glad as that means I missed out on less.
It’s good to be back in my normal reading life.
P.S. I just read Suzanne’s post on Ginger Ciao (hence the opening statement). :)
Yeah, I got that much (Suzanne’s post) – otherwise it would have been a really weird coincidence.
Welcome back to the “normal reading life”!