Blissful Could Day. It’s a financial institution vacation right here. The truth is, the primary of three this Could (normally there are solely two, however this 12 months there’s a 3rd one related to the coronation of the brand new king).
Anyway, the climate has gotten very nice. The timber are leafing, the lilacs are blooming, all types of strange and shocking issues are up in my backyard.
And it’s Joe the Lab’s 10th birthday. So, joyful birthday to him!
Proper. The issues I sniffed with Portia. All however one had been on blotters, so I made notes in a short time after getting back from London. They aren’t in any explicit order. Right here goes.
Dior Balade Sauvage (2018, Francois Demachy, ozonic notes, bergamot, petitgrain, fig tree and fruit, photo voltaic notes, sea notes, hedione, peach, orange blossom, rose, pebbles, amberwood, labdanum and vanilla). Recent, ozonic, peach and rose. Faint on the blotter after two days, so I don’t think about this will probably be terribly long-lived on pores and skin. Nice and delicate.
Dior Tobacolor (2021, Francois Demachy). Tobacco with fruity notes and amber. I get tobacco and caramel, and it’s actually fairly good.
Dior Vanilla Diorame (2021, Francois Demachy, orange, pink pepper, lemon, rum, cacao, cardamon, vanilla, sandalwood and patchouli). Attention-grabbing gourmande. A bit spicy, properly rounded with the cacao and cardamon. I don’t get a lot of the woody stuff. Want Tobacolour.
Guerlain Oud Khôl (2022, Thierry Wasser, leather-based, carbon resin, caramel, powdery moss and oud). A mossy, powdery leather-oud with an odd recent word. Fairly robust and really fairly enticing. Wouldn’t thoughts attempting this on pores and skin someday.
Thameen Riviere (2016, Julia Rodriguez, saffron, cinnamon, black pepper, Turkish rose, sage, carnation, leather-based and nagarmotha). That is labelled amber-spicy, however is one other that was disappearing from the blotter after a few days. Gently candy floral spicy is what I get, with some candy amber.
Themeen Glowing Opal (2020, can’t discover nostril, saffron, nutmeg, pepper, orris root, oud, rose, jasmine, cinnamon, labdanum, cedar, vanilla, amyris, sandalwood, guaiac wooden, leather-based and extra cedar). Gentle spicy leather-based. The sort of leather-based worn by somebody who’s on the lookout for comfortable beige suede. It’s good. One other that didn’t final that effectively on the blotter.
Thameen Fanfare (2023, Bruno Jovanovic, lemon, neroli, bergamot, floral notes, Vermouth, juniper berry, rosemary, musk, vetiver and patchouli). Citrus fragrant, based on Fragrantica. Natural – I get largely the Vermouth, rosemary and juniper. Fairly nice and recent, however not irritating recent.
Thomas Kosmala No 4 Sweet (2023, crimson fruit, cherry, raspberry, tiara flower, cotton sweet, vanilla and caramel). Not as dangerous because it sounds. Certainly, very candy, however successful of apricot for me (Portia stated air). Candy, fruity, vanilla with perhaps a whisper of amber. Enjoyable bottle.
Thomas Kosmala No 6 Brume Radieuse (2018, black present syrup, coconut, peach, jasmine, rose, oud, patchouli and amber). Bizarre, barely chemical, candy woody. Not very robust. Fruit not very distinguished.
Fueguia 1833 Patagonia Cacao (web site isn’t useful on this. as pic exhibits, there have been plenty of fragrances and the one I attempted on pores and skin – the one one all day – was, I believe, simply cacao). This began out an incredible dry cacao with a little bit of skank. By the point I actually re-smelled it at house a lot a lot later, it had merely turn into very candy. The highest is nice. Growth not what one would need (not less than not me).
Memo Hermetica Inexperienced Lion (2018, Philippe Paparella-Paris, basil, juniper, cardamon, rosemary, lily of the valley and amberwood). Inexperienced resinous. Good natural kick. My understanding of the title Inexperienced Lion has to do with in alchemy an experiment name Chasing the Inexperienced Lion (take a look at Wiki in case you’re ).
Serge Lutens Écrin de Fumée (2023, rum, tobacco and cacao). The ‘blotter’ for this was really a inexperienced Harrods ribbon. It holds perfume fairly effectively. Peppery and smoky, with slug of rum. Smoky candy. Undoubtedly need to do this on pores and skin.
Robert Piguet Fracas (1948, Germaine Cellier, peach, orange blossom, hyacinth, inexperienced leaves, mandarin orange, bergamot, tuberose, jasmine, gardenia, ormanthus, narcissus, lily of the valley, carnation, white iris, violet root, coriander, rose, rose geranium, musk, sandalwood, amber, oakmoss, vetiver and cedar). Sampled this late within the day – largely as a result of I nonetheless actually need to like it but it surely’s nonetheless, after not less than 5 goes through the years, not my tuberose. Portia questioned if it’s that sweet floss facet. Maybe. Nonetheless beautiful however nonetheless not me.
Pics: Pexels and me (very poor considered one of Fueguia)