08 August 2012

Yet Newer Things

I just got:

Kenzo Jungle pour Homme, just because I like Jungle L'Éléphant. I have had the pour Homme in my Amazon.com shopping bag for the past two years, waiting for the price to drop and I sort of never pulled the trigger.... well anyway I found it elsewhere at a lower price so I got it.  What's it like? I dunno.... I think it is for cooler weather than now.

Clinique Aromatics Elixir, just because.  Do I like it? I dunno.  I think once again it might work better in cooler weather. We're in the end days of the heat, I think.  I've been meaning to get either a bottle of this or of Aramis 900 at some point.  Anyway, the bottle is kind of small.  I remember being in some department store or Sephora and trying it and Tamio saying, Why would anyone want to smell like that? and thinking, I need this.

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune mainly because I wanted something more substantial than Osmanthe Yunnan in the heat and I like grapefruit and I heard it was good.  Yeah yeah I know I know.  I've had a poor record with Guerlain.  And then there are the stories that it smells of cat pee.  Well, maybe more  human pee. Not really, but in the back of my mind are the stories that Jackhammer's back room is furnished with a big bathtub for water sports, so now that whole goddamned image is stuck in my head.  I'll give it another try tomorrow. The perfume, not water sports.

Well, all three came in the mail yesterday and I briefly tried them, so they are all clashing.  I was wearing L'Artisan's Al Oudh today to boot. I have one more on order, and it hasn't come yet.  Again, now is not the time of year to maybe be wearing it so I will hold off judgment when it arrives. Annick Goutal Mon Parfum Chéri, par Camille. It is on its way by pony express or something.  EDIT:  This was finally delivered today (15 August 1012).  Very nice!!