I got a 60 ml bottle of Histoires de Parfums Édition Rare Pétroleum. My first from this line, although I have samples of a bunch. This was the first I felt compelled to get (although I do like the Tubéreuse 3: Animale). Very nice presentation! Are all their bottles like this?
Also in my package was a Slumberhouse sample set, including Ore, Sova, Jeke, Pear + Olive, Norne, and Vikt. I'm looking forward to testing these. I dabbed a little of Pear + Olive on, and I'm wondering if they're labelled correctly. Smelled of cocoa to me!
I got a 100 ml bottle of Annick Goutal Nuit Étoilée eau de parfum, which just arrived tonight. I have the eau de toilette already, with the manly bottle. The eau de toilette to me smells very synthetic, in kind of an interesting way. It initially reminded me of a swimming pool. More like an inflatable raft, actually. Kind of like Comme des Garçons Skai. With a quick spritz of the edp, it is quite different. I get more of the mint here. People mention iris, which I'm not getting. Nor do I get pine. I'll need to do a full wearing.
Photo from amazon.com, which is where I bought it.
I ordered a 90 ml bottle of The Different Company's Rose Poivrée from Beauty Encounter. It just arrived tonight. I have a 2 ml official sample in a little cubed bottle like this.
The perfume in the bottle I received is much stronger than the sample, which I liked (hence I ordered it), but in comparison it smells very thin. I'm not sure if that is because I dab from the sample versus spraying. Anyway, I'm very happy with this purchase. Again, I'm wondering if this is an older bottle, and "pre-reformulation," as rumor has it that recent versions of this are much less pungent.
The perfume itself is dark, like this picture, if that is a clue. Other pictures of this have a much lighter color. The box is the older, grey box and it does have the older cap. As I have no experience with "vintage" Rose Poivrée, I have no way of knowing if this is the same.
It kind of gives me a headache when, on Basenotes, some people refer to fragrances that came out two years ago as "vintage" and worry that currently-selling bottles have already been reformulated.
Anyway, this smells great! My main commentator doesn't like this much and calls it "death by cumin." I'm happy, though.