15 January 2014


I bought a couple of things in the past week.

Last week I ordered some decants from Surrender to Chance:  Mono di Orio Les Nombres d'Or Oud, 3 ml. I didn't get a whole lot of oud from it and from a quick sniff it smells very perfumey.   Armani Privé Bois d'Encens, 5 ml -- I'm a bit disappointed.  The three Guerlain Les Déserts d'Orient,  Encens Mythique d’OrientRose Nacrée du Désert, and Songe d’un Bois d’Éte, each 1.5 ml.   I've only smelled the last so far.   It reminded me of L'Artisan's Al Oudh.  Annick Goutal Eau du Fier, 8 ml, since a full bottle seems unlikely. Finally, Serge Lutens Miel de Bois, 2 ml, just to see what the brouhaha was all about.

I also ordered a couple of things from Luckyscent.  First, Phaedon Grisens was over half off, so I got that.

I also got CB I Hate Perfume Burning Leaves, which I had been meaning to get for a long time.  It was much sweeter than I remember.

If you ordered more than $100 of stuff, you could add a code enabling you to receive a 20-piece surprise sample pack (see Luckyscent Gifts with Purchase in the drop down menu).  I'm kind of impressed with what they sent:  Amouage Ciel Man; Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud and Lumière Noire pour Femme; Lubin Gin Fizz and Black Jade; Parfums Nicolai Eau d'Été and Patchouli Intense; Juliette Has a Gun Mad Madame and Romantina; Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Ambre Précieux; Parfums Delrae Coup de Foudre and Bois du Paradise; Diptyque Tam Dao edt and Philosykos edp; Serge Lutens Serge Noire; By Kilian Liaisons  Dangereuses, Flower of Immortality, and Love and Tears; Histoires de Parfums Vert Pivoine, 1889: Moulin Rouge, and Tubéreuse 2: Virginale; Profumum Antico Caruso; Costes; and finally, 10 Corso Como.  Some of these I already had samples of, but a lot I really didn't, and several I would never have even asked to try.... so it is exposing me to some I wouldn't otherwise look at.  Most of these were manufacturer's samples.

Anyway, as  you can see, I have a lot of sniffing to do.


Shera Pop said...

What a nice sample set! Temptation...

Happy New Year and Happy Sniffing!

Furriner said...

Thanks and Happy New Year to you, too!

I'm kind of overwhelmed with this all. On top of the 20 samples, they also included four more, which you are eligible for, I guess, with a purchase.... so there were actually 24 samples. I should have requested specific ones, but figured with the set it was kind of asking too much. Luckscent knows what they are doing.... I'm a happy customer.