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8 years ago - 20.07.2014
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On the path to the Holy Grail

The road to success is paved with good intentions ... sample this, sample that. After I was excited about the Grossmith perfumes, I came down somewhat because, although exquisitely beautiful, they are not for every day wear. They can be sniffed and admired for what they are - pieces of art of perfumery. Especially since the formulae are so very old and have been re-mastered (not reformulated, mind you) to suit the modern taste, and that in itself is a master piece given all those restrictions. The result is beautiful. They are to be sniffed as poems not as every day wear.

When I step out in the morning, I want to spray something on that is comfortable the whole day and I can practically forget about it. "Traversee du Bosphore" fits the bill. Sugar powdered candy, Turkish delight. Delight indeed. A soft powdery aura is a subtle and unobtrusive companion for the day, with little wafts here and there.

"Jean-Louis Scherrer" is also reformulated but smells pretty much as then. My son said "something industrial" ... well, he perceives the bold odor, which could easily serve as a men's cologne. Bright and beautiful and lasting in the sweltering summer New York heat.

Enter the new darling, M. Micallef "Art Collection - Rouge No. 2". What a refreshing and enticing scent. This is it! I scream. Helas, this perfume also comes with a very high price tag. One might wonder whether some is for the pretty bottle which is one of the many good looking bottles of the M. Micallef line. Save for it? Maybe. Good thing is that I was gifted 2 samples, so there is time to get to know the scent and decide. But sometimes a scent hits you as just the right thing. You put the arm to the nose and cannot stop sniffing, murmuring, "Now THAT'S a nice perfume."

This is what ought to be said about each and every one of my collection, otherwise what's the point.

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