Since I skipped last week’s round-up this “issue” has posts from the last two weeks. But if your time behaves like mine (meaning disappears before I realize where it’s gone) you might have missed some of them.
So here we go: posts that made me laugh, created lemmings or reviewed perfumes that I love.
Sergey Borisov (Fragrantica) describes the new release from Puredistance – Opardu: This perfume is a beatifully nostalgic, as it was said. To me it smells as an armful of fresh and wet lilacs, with a tender powdery floral heart. The first general impression of a lilac bouquet falls into nuances of heliotrope and orris, – an echo of Caron powder, fresh violet, heady jasmine, hyacinth and fresh green lily-of-the-valley. I also found a trace of rose petals found between pages of a romantic book. I agree with their press information, the perfume is hypnotizing. I really-really-really want to try this one.
From NST new fragrance announcement: DjHenné is like a warm shadow. A leathery veil of golden wheat and myrrh, that offers protection from the scorching with delicate mint leaves and seringa blossoms.
Ari (Scents of Self): […] it’s great. Better than I could have hoped. I loathe fruity fragrances, and you can bet your bottom dollar that I’ll be buying a bottle of this. Blackberry & Bay opens with the deliciously savory combination of bay leaves and grapefruit. There’s a lot of grapefruit in here, and it does an perfect job of keeping the (very realistic) blackberry note tart rather than overly sweet.
Lanier (scents memory): … it is like smelling Freon mixed with sewage from Tijuana that has been fermenting in an old cooler for about six weeks in the Mojave Desert. I have passed homeless men on the street that smell better than this travesty. Follow the link to see which perfume evoked such strong feelings.
Birgit (Olfactoria’s Travels): Lancome La Vie est belle: No, it ain’t! (belle, that is.) I hate this. But that doesn’t come as a surprise, because I already know it. This is Coco Mademoiselle, Flowerbomb and any other fruity patchouli ever created (why, oh why?). Iris gourmand? Oh please, berry patchouli with the power to kill small animals and the half-life of Uranium.
Portia (AustralianPerfumeJunkies) reviews one of my favorite Ormonde Jayne’s perfumes Champaca: It’s now 8+ hours, we’ve been for dinner, watched a movie at home on TV and I’m finishing up my post, there is now a slightly musky smell but it’s a sweet sweat, the myrrh and still, amazingly, a little of that sexy neroli; but you have to be close enough to…. (Don’t pay attention to all the personal praises: it’s the perfume talking)
Victoria (Bois de Jasmin): If you’ve ever plotted to mail order a coveted Serge Lutens bell jar from Paris, you’ll be happy to know that starting this month, you can simply order the perfumes from Barneys in New York.