I'm a big fan of Etat Libre d'Orange Rien, so I thought I'd pick up a bottle of Rien Intense Incense (100 ml). Having gotten the bottle, I agree that it is not significantly different from the original, except in the top notes. The incense is indeed intensified, and there is less skank than would be desired.
I also got a bottle of Rochas Tocade (100 ml), which really may not be me. But it was only $20 or so. I have a love-hate (mostly hate) relationship with Maurice Roucel's fragrances (although I could probably nap all day in that mustache he used to sport). Off the top of my head, I'm not super happy with Rochas Man or Musc Ravageur, but love KenzoAir and KenzoAir Intense. Tocade seems nice, if sweet. Not particulary feminine. It's been around for years so probably has been reformulated.
The current version is an eau de toilette. Somewhere I have a sample (purchased at Rei Rien - remember them? She had great inventory) of Tocade in either eau de parfum or parfum, I wonder why they don't make those any more. I recall it being quite beautiful. I'll have to search for it later.
Continuing my honey hunt, I got Demeter Honey (30 ml) to go with the Beeswax. Again, not expecting a lot, but it seems more honey than the Beeswax was.
Friday scent of the day 7/28
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