Smells like particle physics There it is, the beguiling solidity of skin and self, inviting a spray of Violet Fumée. Immediately the frank simplicity of limpid florals (I must especially declare the delightful unfurling of such a natural and fresh Turkish rose)...
Sacramental If a traditional eau de cologne might annoint the skin in morning ritual, bracing not just in scent but in bracing the self to greet the day; if it might serve symbolically to gird the skin around what lies within, to reinforce a boundary between self...
My decant system
My decant system consists of:
a...decants from most of my full bottles for portable convenience.
b...decants of frags I know well and enjoy intermittently but do not want an entire bottle. includes decants taken from full bottles I have previously owned but given away to more loving homes.
c...decants of frags I'm "auditioning" for a place...
Keep Calm and Carry On Consuming
This is a very interesting article discussing the recent provocative (apparently!) promotion-without-a-product (apparently!) of the unpurchasable Eau de M by Martynka. Eau de M can only be sniffed on scent strips in a fashion...
This is the outcome that occured out of empty pizza boxes and crumpled and uncrumpled (by hand mind you) manila paper, for sheltering all the drifting homeless orphans of my collection. I like to imagine it as an ammo box holding all the shots needed for the nocturnal standoffs (Mexican or not), hence the "The Perfume Rounds" name I christened it with...Now, my maternal grandfather used to say a very wise proverb. "When the banquet is through, it's better to have leftovers on the table than still hungry guests on the chairs..." But was I ever listening? Nooo... So, despite the fact that I could easily make it hold 196 or 225 samples (it had to be a number whose square root results in a whole one), I decided that 100 was more than enough. Just two months after its completion, it had less than 10 empty slots! I guess my grandfather is laughing his wise head off...Apologies for being caught kinda off guard and thanks a lot for dropping by!
Marination? No fear! I'm actually so reluctant to spend any, that I just press its opening firmly against my wrist, and turn the bottle upside down for a brief moment. And even with these nano-fractions of a milligram the damn thing fills the room! I guess this method will make my 327ml last for a decade or two...Unless I stumble on a couple of bottles again. Then I'll allow myself the luxury of using a bottle properly. Along with swapping one with you, to get your stewing self off the fire. Aye, sometimes a moden version is passable indeed. The problem is that I've never happened on a reformulation being better than the original. ¡Muchas gracias!
Hi Efemmeral! I just noticed your comment on my Boadicea Alluring review. That happens to me ALL the time, and more so with certain fragrances, to the point where I'm saying to myself, "Incense? I never noticed this fragrance had an incense note before!" :D It certainly makes this interesting.
Thanks, Efemmeral, you are too kind. I tend to be a little lazy when writing reviews, I know I could do better. Your excellent reviews are amongst those here that inspire me to want to put more effort into it. :-)
Dear Efemmeral, Tessa suggested me to read your reviews, and she was right. I am really glad that you are here. Please keep writing! I am especially curious, what would you say about Méchant Loup :-) Have a nice evening!