This week I read almost everything on my reading list. There were many interesting posts and discussions. I feel that I need to introduce a (temporary?) additional category – Leftovers. I plan to use it for some newsworthy links that don’t feet into my regular categories.
Gaia (The Non-Blonde) on April 1st published an article (I hope, it wasn’t a joke) about the upcoming release of the Amouage Beloved perfume exclusive to Bergdorf Goodman (I wouldn’t mind this part being a joke): Complexity is a key word here. Beloved is a somewhat powdery floral, but also wonderfully abstract. Yes, if we pay close attention, the rose and white flowers can be identified, but there’s a lot more to this Beloved than a vague idea about flowers.
Tara (Olfactoria’s Travels) sent me browsing eBay listings: Just the other day, when I applied my vintage Vol de Nuit and slung on my Patti Smith-style leather jacket, something just clicked. I felt strong and self-possessed, just like that rock ‘n’ roll poet at her 1970s peak.
In addition to announcing on their FB page that “700 ASIAN TALES samples have left our offices yesterday!!! We will deliver the most far countries first, then Europe and then France.” (can hardly wait to get it!) Kilian also posted: “My dear friends, I know I have been silent for the past few weeks…I am sorry. But me and my team needed to shut down from the world to finalize the Fall project. We can’t wait to show it to you! We think it is going to be a breakthrough in the world of perfume…we will call this collection: “in the garden of good & evil”…and you are the first one to know that in the world!!! Keep it a secret…. Love, k …”
Vanessa (Bonkers about Perfume): Hazel has just baked a batch of hot crossless buns, and we have been speculating as to a suitable alternative name for them: “Hot Contented Buns”? “Hot Atheist Buns”? Though as Hazel pointed out: “They’ll be jolly annoyed when we eat them!”
Krista (Scent of the Day): Byredo La Tulipe was created to reflect the soul of the tulip, not just it’s smell. It starts green and fresh – not sweet but slightly peppery.. Here is my own story about this perfume (though, probably, it should go into the Laughs category).
Kathleen (No Disassemble Charlie No. 5): If I was going to put Une Rose Vermeille in a Rose Jam “category”, it would be Rose Jam goes on a date. She’s put on her red lipstick and she’s rocking some Louboutin’s; but that’s just the short “sound-bite” version.
In the last several days there were three unrelated reports on the blogs content poaching. Tarleisio (The Alembicated Genie) described first two in her passionately written post and Vanessa (Bonkers about Perfume) shared the story of her own fight. Regardless of which engine you use for your blog WordPress has a useful resource Prevent Content Theft. In comments to Vanessa’s post I described step-by-step changing RSS settings for Blogger and here you can find how to change settings for WP-based blogs.
In case you somehow missed it, Surrender to Chance , a new samples/decanting website created after The Perfumed Court split, is having a Grand Opening and offers 15% off every item in the store (code: honeybadgersaysopen expires on April 9, 2012). In addition, until April 14 all orders over $75 will ship free (no code necessary).
While reflecting upon that change and feeling a little sad (I don’t like changes) I suddenly realized that I went through with just a single order from TPC. After that every time I would put something into the cart, think about it and go away without purchasing.
How many times (approximately?) have you placed an order with TPC?