29 September 2016

Some Other Stuff I Failed to Mention

Barneys had their bag event, so I got two things.

First, and I've been circling about it since the spring, Vilhelm Parfumerie The Oud Affair. Not a whole lot of oudh, if you ask me, but the honey is nice.  Similar to Montale Honey Aoud, I guess. Incredibly fugly bottle.

I had originally ordered a bell jar of Serge Lutens Rahat Loukum but then I saw it online in the black vaporizer bottle, so got that instead.  I think I prefer Louve, which is similar.

I ended up exchanging the bell jar of Rahat Loukum for one of La Myrrhe.

I think I am up to date. I ordered a bottle of Annick Goutal Mandragore in eau de parfum concentration, but it hasn't even been shipped yet! EDIT:   I called Beauty Encounter and they said the payment hadn't gone through with Amazon -- it's been almost a month! -- so I cancelled it.

08 September 2016


I've actually got a lot of things on order.  Barneys had their fall bag event, so got some things at that time which haven't been delivered yet. They did have Serge Lutens Tubéreuse Criminelle in the export bottles for sale online, so I ordered one of those directly off the web site.  Observant readers will notice that I already have this in a bell jar.

After dancing around it for years, I also got a bottle of Parfum d'Empire Wazamba.  It definitely works better in cooler weather (and it's been really hot here lately).  I'm looking forward to wearing it later in the year.

I'm not sure I like their new bottles.

01 September 2016

I haven't written here since June.  I've got a few things since then.

L'Artisan Parfumeur Onde Sensuelle
Guerlain Mitsouko edp
Oscar pour Lui
Amouage Interlude
Tauer Perfumes L’Air du Desert Marocain
Serge Lutens Baptême du Feu
L'Artisan Parfumeur Dzing! (backup bottle)
Santa Maria Novella Nostalgia 

Kind of too much to discuss at once, although Nostalgia no longer seems to have that gasoline topnote, and instead smells like a typical woody amber. Disappointing. 

I've ordered some other things, but they have yet to arrive. I'll write about them as they come.