I did get some new things since I last wrote.
Soivohlé Oudh Lacquer, 30 ml. It's ok, nothing exciting but nice. Not particularly oudh-y but definitely chocolatey. They did send me samples of Carpathian Oud, Meerschaum, and Amun Re Tears of Ra, which I am looking forward to trying.
Someone started a Serge Lutens fan thread on Basenotes, so while on there, there was a sale at the sergelutens.com site (US) where, if you spent more than $135, they would include a free gift of Le Vaporisateur Tout Noir. I figured it would be the empty one, so I ordered Fille en Aiguilles, 50 ml., which I had never gotten. I think it's much easier to wear when it's cold. I used to think it smelled like crayons (Chypre Rouge definitely does).
I dropped into Barneys last week and lo! and behold, Comme des Garçons Luxe: Patchouli (45ml) was available, so I got that. Yes, it's pricey -- more so than the Serge bell jars! But I really do love it.
Anyway, I think that brings me up to date. If I've missed anything I'll add them here.
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