20 February 2013

New Acquisitions

I had gotten a 50 ml bottle of Annick Goutal's Mandragore several years ago from CO Bigelow at Woodfield (now closed, alas) for $20.  It was in the "girly" bottle most Goutals come in.  I really like Mandragore.  Oddly, for a citrus scent, I prefer it in the winter.  It doesn't have a whole lot of longevity, but I do like it very much.  I recently bought a bottle in the "manly" bottle, just because I think it is nice.  I'll give the remainder of my 50 ml bottle to Janet, who has used hers all up!

I also ordered a 50 ml bottle of Amouage Memoir Man.  So, after Epic Man and Tribute, my third Amouage!

Mandragore photo from Nordstroms.  Memoir Man photo from Basenotes. 

16 February 2013

Barneys Bag Event

I went with Sara and her friend Shannon for lunch and then over to Barneys to shop.  Sara wanted these Christian Louboutin shoes which the Louboutin boutique didn't have in her size, so they suggested Barneys.  They didn't have the ones she wanted, though.

From there we went, natch, to the basement to buy perfume and cosmetics, since it was yet another bag event.  I ended up getting:

Serge Lutens Santal Majuscule. I had tried this another time and wasn't too keen on it.  I liked it much better this time around.  I also wanted to try out Vétiver Oriental, only to discover that it is now only in the bell jars.

Frédéric Malle L'Eau d'Hiver.  I had gotten a sample last time I was there, and liked it a lot.  I was also able to try the new Dries Van Noten perfume, which is very nice.  They only had a tester, but Christina said they would be carrying it. 

I also tried Byredo's Seven Veils, which I liked pretty much, and Bullion, which was nice, but at $280 kinda pricey. 

09 February 2013

Myrrhe Ardente

Last night my bottle of Annick Goutal Myrrhe Ardente arrived.  I had previously owned a 15 ml mini, now I have a full 100 ml bottle.  So, now I have three out of four of Les Orientalistes:  Myrrhe Ardente, Musc Nomade, and Encens Flamboyant. The only one I am missing is Ambre Fétiche -- I used to have a 15 ml mini of that, too, but I gave it to Janet (along with a 15 ml mini of Musc Nomade).  I won't be getting a full bottle of that, thank you ma'am.  Amber and I do not see eye to eye.  I'll probably give my 15 ml mini of Myrrhe Ardente to Janet as well, since she is such an Annick Goutal fan -- she's been wearing L'Eau d'Hadrian since the 80s.

07 February 2013

Nuit Étoilée

I had ordered a bottle blind of Annick Goutal's Nuit Étoilée, which arrived today.  I sprayed a bit on, and am not quite sure.  I don't smell mint, pine, anything I had heard was in it. More swimming pool.  But I will give it a go at a later date.  It might work better in the summer.

02 February 2013

Animated .gif Maker

I got an animated .gif maker and I have been trying to make one of that cat.

I made a larger one but it doesn't move when I upload it here.

Here's a smaller one.