Friday, August 14, 2009
This Week's Random Thoughts ~
I realized this week that I loathe pink pepper. I’m so tired of this jarring pepper note showing up in florals. Pink pepper already seems dated to me, it’s so 2002.
I just found out my little dog Greta needs surgery. This will cost approximately $4,000. There goes my fragrance budget for the next year. You will likely see a lot more posts about “oldies but goodies.”
I purchased a bottle of vintage Shalimar to compare with my current Shalimar(s). The vintage is ‘parfum de toilette’ concentration and dates to approximately 1970. It has not turned and is in pristine condition. I have both the edt and edp in the modern Shalimar. After reading how awful the modern reformulated Shalimar is I decided to do a side by side comparison. Honestly, I don’t notice much difference. In fact, I prefer the current edp to the vintage pdt.
I watched a fascinating vampire movie last weekend. If you like quirky films and don’t mind a bit of gore you ought to check out the Swedish vampire movie called: Låt den rätte komma in or Let The Right One In, in english.
I bought PG Bois Blond a few months ago. I sniffed it and thought it was nondescript with very little hay. Yesterday I was craving a hay note intensely so I tried it again. This time – it was amazing. I have no idea what the issue may be but I definitely have “off” sniffing days.
I just noticed that the first two notes of Amouage Epic (Woman) are cumin and pink pepper. I have no problem with cumin but pink pepper, as I just mentioned, is my most hated note lately.
I have not tried, nor do I desire, any Boudicca fragrances. Zero interest.
America Idol needs Paula Abdul. Simon & Paula together are a big part of the show. Plus, we need a nice, loopy judge who’s always late, may or may not be drunk/on drugs and wears the tackiest clothes.
Sandwich of the week: Roast chicken on soft whole wheat (sans crust) with thinly sliced mango and chopped fresh herbs whipped in the mayonnaise.
I read this on Beauty Snob blog and it made me laugh out loud: “a pierced nose is a large pore for life.”
I’ve found NARS lipstick and eye shadow to be the best of the best, except for their lipstick called “Senorita.” This color has no staying power. True, it’s a sheer sparkly beige, but it should last better.
In case anyone out there uses Avene Diacneal just thought I’d let you know you can have it for incredibly cheap from this pharmacy in Greece. I’ve ordered twice already – the product is perfect and the shipping is fast.
Parfum d’Empire 3 Fleurs and Wazamba are on their way to me from Luckyscent. I read 3 Fleurs was heavy on tuberose and that sounds really nice to me. Early reports on Wazamba sound intriguing as well.
Just read a thread on Basenotes about the Serge Lutens non-exports becoming available worldwide in a few weeks. Imagine being able to purchase any Lutens you’d like from the Paris Salon? Seriously?
Here's the link to the Basenotes thread This is still at the rumor stage – but what an exciting rumor...
Beverage of the weekend: I’m visiting my Mom so it will be vodka & tonic. I’m packing a bottle of Grey Goose.
Have a fragrant weekend everyone!