In my personal life, I feel like I’m crossing a desert. It happens, I guess. Perfume-wise, I’ve been wearing reset-button scents almost exclusively… vintage Monsieur de Givenchy, Stetson and Chanel’s Pour Monsieur. All are basic, no-frills fragrances… vintage Monsieur de Givenchy is an herbal eau de cologne, Stetson is a simple amber and Pour Monsieur is a basic chypre.
Earlier this week, I had a dream that Luca Turin was giving a Master Class on perfume to myself and fellow bloggers in my living room! He kept talking about a certain perfume and we were trying to remember the name. I went to my magic closet and I couldn’t find it… but I blurted out… it’s “Eau de terre brûlée!” Can you imagine… eau de scorched earth??? What would that smell like? Agent Orange? Napalm? Good grief!
On a happier note, Montreal’s Holt Renfrew is now carrying Frederic Malle’s Éditions de Parfums and a sniffing expedition is planned this week with FiveoaksBouquet. On Thursday, I went to HR to look for a new tie and I had time to sniff Maurice Roucel’s Musc Ravageur and Dominique Ropion’s Carnal Flower. I thought Musc Ravageur was sublime… but Carnal Flower smelled rubbery on paper. I just wish they weren’t so expensive but I guess quality costs.
It’s time for spring.
I’ll be back next week with a perfume review. Have a nice week everyone!