Sunday I went to Barneys. I figured I would get something, since I haven't been there since the bag event. There was something going on and if you spent $250 you got a $25 gift card. So, I got Frédéric Malle Une Fleur de Cassie, 50 ml, which I had been meaning to get for a while. Last year when Mr. Malle came to Barneys I almost got it, but it smelled sour on me.... I ended up getting a candle, which I gave to my sister for Christmas. I'm sure she didn't care that it was signed by Mr. Malle.... But candles are lost on me. But I digress.
This may be an odd choice right when the weather is warming up.... There was nothing else there that grabbed me. The SA talking to me (Andy was off) was pushing Le Labo on me and, well, no thanks.
I also ordered Serge Lutens L'Eau Froide, 100 ml, and it finally was delivered today. The price was half off on Amazon, and I figured, why not? It is stronger than L'Eau Serge Lutens, but doesn't have that interesting ironing board note.
I think I'll chill out for a bit.. at least until my credit cards are paid off.
Ashley who worked the L'Artisan stuff at Barneys is no longer there.... There is someone new named Bonnie, whom I haven't met.
I got a tester of Serge Lutens Vitriol d'Œillet. The opening kind of reminds me of Un Lys. I thought it might be ok for the summer, but Un Lys tends to get kind of cloying in the heat. I'll give it a try anyway.
A week or so ago, I got a few things. I got Hermès Eau de Mandarine Ambrée.
In the same order I got Christian Dior Eau Sauvage Fraîcheur Cuir.
I just got back from four days in the LA area. I visited my father, who lives in Dana Point. Actually, his address is Capo Beach, which he dismisses, and says it is Dana Point. His view off his back porch is this:
His house in San Clemente was nicer as a house. I think he and Barbara bought this house for this view. I'm tempted to say it's worth it. So it goes living in a gated community.
I visited my friend Ricardo in LA after visiting my father. I got him to take me to the Scent Bar, since I had never been. We were the only customers, and there were two very nice and knowledgeable female sales assistants. I ended up getting Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascèse.
A almost got Neela Vermeire Creations Ashoka, but didn't want to spend that kind of money. It's beautiful, though.