28 November 2012

Penhaligon's Amaranthine

Min New York was having a sale, so I ordered a bottle of Penhaligon's Elixir.  Unfortunately, I got an email a day later, saying they coudn't ship it.  I called the store, and was told that it was out of stock, and that they were no longer going to be carrying Penhaligon's.  As I could substitute something else for the Elixir, I asked for Amaranthine, which I do really like, and it was available.  My bottle just arrived today.  Although I do really like Amaranthine, it may be a bit too feminine for me to pull off, so I may give it to someone for Christmas.  I have almost a month to decide.

I must say, I am not nuts about Penhaligon's packaging, with those bows n all. 

26 November 2012

Premier Figuier Extrême

I got the limited edition ten year anniversary of Premier Figuier, in the extreme, eau de parfum version.  Per L'Artisan's web site, Olivia Giacobetti is the perfumer.

17 November 2012

Amouage Tribute

After a two-month wait, my bottle has finally come! It was on backorder forever.  I was just getting ready to plunk down another $300, as the 30 ml bottle was in stock.  But then, I got home and there was a note on my door that a package had been delivered.

I'm kind of afraid to open it, since there is talk of reformulation.  I was able to find my teensy sample from a few years back, so I should be able to compare the two.    Hope it's as good as I remember.  Fortunately, I didn't break the $300 threshold in buying this, as I got a 20% discount! If I had gone beyond $300, there pretty much would be no turning back.

07 November 2012