Last week we finally got some rain – which was good. What was not so good, the absence of heating in the office. There was a gas leak in the building next to ours and the gas company shut off everything and is trying to repair the line. Sometimes it felt like outside was warmer than inside. I suggested we had a bet what would happen first: we’d get heat back or we wouldn’t need it any longer because of the weather. But my co-workers were so cold they didn’t want even to joke about it. We’ll see.
After a break I’m back with my weekly round-up post. For those who’ve started reading my blog recently: I’m bringing up those posts from my weekly reading that created some lemmings, made me laugh or reviewed perfumes that I love.
It doesn’t take much for me to get excited about a new Amouage release but Lucas (Chemist in the Bottle) did his part and so did Sheila (The Alembicated Genie). So of course now I want to try Beloved Man.
Lanier (scents memory) reminded me of a perfume that I liked a while ago, planned to get a bottle of, never did and now I’m hesitant: will I still like Cinema by YSL after all the niche offerings I’ve been with since we last met? For now I’m fighting off these lemmings but I don’t know for how long.
I do not really care for the new perfume from Boss (neither does Lorraine (Dear Scent Diary)) but I would love to have that sweater Gwyneth Paltrow wears on the picture for the article. But I won’t: even if I could get it I’m not ready to pay $500 for a sweater.
Vanessa (Bonkers about Perfume): My conventional-looking scone paled into insignificance beside Tara’s humungous chocolate croissant, while Nick’s millefeuille was so substantial that he had to abandon it somewhere around the “cinq cents” mark.
Blacknall (aperfumeblog by Blacknall Allen): Actually, I worry so much that I never wear patchouli myself, on the theory that, like a bra strap, she may be showing even when you don’t want her to. Some people even claim that they’ve been caught with their patchouli down while wearing Chanel’s Coromandel, which is about as high end as it gets. Is anyone really up for this kind of exposure? Do you want to spend all day worrying if your patchouli is clean in case you get hit by a bus?
Suzanne (Eiderdown Press) reviews one of my favorite Guerlain‘s perfumes: Chamade couples the vibrant smell of Spring—of yellow daffodils and brilliant greens—with a base accord that is the very hallmark of what one expects of classical perfumes: a richly cosmetic scent that conveys a feeling of grandness and sophistication. If I were going to paint a picture to describe the smell of Chamade, it would be of a dense cluster of daffodils bursting into bloom in a stately marble planter, as this perfume really seems to suggest that there is something excitingly new and sunny issuing forth from a classic antiquity.
Bryan (From Pyrgos) reviews one of the perfumes that are very dear to me: the boys at Creed could use a tutorial from Annick Goutal on how to use pear in perfume. Petite Chérie is a successful composition that perfectly illustrates the unique youthfulness of peach and pear. I not-a-reviewed it as a part of my weeklong test drives – WTD, Episode 1.6: Petite Cherie by Annick Goutal
If you were waiting to try or to order a bottle of the new all-natural perfume Cocoa Sandalwood from Sonoma Scent Studio you’ll be pleased to hear that Laurie has put back a purchasing option. Now you can order all samples (1 ml and 3 ml) as well as any size bottle of Cocoa Sandalwood.