05 February 2016

Honey, Don't

I got a few more things, smaller.

First up, Tokyomilk Honey and the Moon, 30 ml.  Nope this is not good at all.  Smells like hairspray.  At least it was on sale and not expensive. Maybe I'll give it to Diana.

Beauty Habit had a bunch of things on sale.  They also had 14 ml. bottles of some Histoires de Parfums at reasonable prices, so I got three:  Ambre 114, Noir Patchouli, and Tubéreuse 3: Animale.

As Amber is a note I really can't stand, I will probably never wear Ambre 114.  I always thought it was one of the ambers I could stomach, but, maybe not. Anyway, 14 ml is a good size.

03 February 2016

Hi, Honey, I'm Home

I've been kind of obsessed lately with getting a new honey perfume, and have been doing a lot of research into it. I almost bought 4160 Tuesdays Dirty Honey, just because the name sounded like something I'd like, but backed down at the last minute.  Ditto with Ginestet Botrytis, which I was afraid would be too girly on me, as it sounded super sweet.

When I had ordered Soivohlé Oudh Lacquer a few weeks back, I got a sample of Amun Re:  The Tears of Ra, which, actually, fits the bill rather well.

It's not at Miel de Bois levels of love, but I do like it a lot (more than I do Oudh Lacquer).

Continuing on, I also (finally?) got a bottle of Yves Saint Laurent Kouros, of which endless hordes complain of smelling like urine because of the overdose of honey.  Well, it's not bad, but smells rather clean to me.  What's all the ruckus? Anyway, I don't get the honey.  It also doesn't seem very fougère-like to me. Clean and powdery.

Of course, I'll have to wear it all a bit more before coming up with a better impression. I'd have no compunction about wearing it to work, thank you, ma'am.

The third scent I got recently, which has absolutely no connection to honey, is Frapin Passion Boisée.  Patty at Barneys had given me a couple of Frapin samples last time I was there, and I liked this a lot.   In the past, Frapin has kind of left me cold, but I will say, this is very nice.

The above bottle is the one I got. I have noticed that there seem to be several versions with different lettering.  I hope this is okay.  I got it from Fragrancenet, at more than 50% discount. The bottle itself is very heavy.  You could probably kill someone with it.

Photo from Candyman.