I got a sample of Alien Eau Extraordinaire and a full review is coming up when I can find the time for it, but for now, the key features: It's very similar to the original. The jasmine is still there. However the sour woods seem to have been replaced by decidedly fresher and friendlier notes (I get an impression of some laundry musks??). Not extraordinary by any means, but as I am a sworn... More
Some houses just won't open their doors for me.
Among them have (so far) been most notably Hermès and Serge Lutens. I just don't know which ones to keep sampling to not lose interest altogether. Out of Hermès' perfumes, I have tried Eau des Merveilles, L'Ambre des Merveilles and Un Jardin sur le Nil, and while they are all good perfumes in their own right (and I can appreciate them as such) they... More
on testing and settling
I think I am still going through the honeymoon period of frantic testing, reviewing, blind buys and whatnot, but sometimes it's just best to chill with time-tested favourites. Today, while I wait for my samples and the recent Beyoncé release "Rise" to arrive, it is Alien edp. What is yours? More
Some purchases on the way!
I can't wait till I get them... Guerlain AA Jasminora mini Cacharel Amor Amor mini Atelier Cologne Cédrat Enivrant sample Chanel N°5 sample Hermès L'Ambre des Merveilles sample Coty Emeraude vintage cologne mini What did you recently order that you were really really looking forward to? Were you disappointed, or happily surprised? More
The little things in life can be the most uplifting
Like my perfume mingling with the smell of fresh coffee. Olfactory heaven. More
Fragrances bought and/or soon to be tested:
Full bottle: Bvlgari Black. Best vanilla-intense perfume that I have smelled, and sexy (know that I use this qualifier very sparingly) as hell. Minis: YSL Opium, Laura Biagiotti, Fendi, Cacharel Noa, Elizabeth Taylor Passion - a mini lot that was so cheap I couldn't pass up on it. Samples: Chanel Sycomore and Bois des Iles, Caron Tabac... More