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.
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.
Photo from Candyman.