Pleased Could Day. It’s a financial institution vacation right here. The truth is, the primary of three this Could (normally there are solely two, however this yr there’s a 3rd one related to the coronation of the brand new king).
Anyway, the climate has gotten very nice. The timber are leafing, the lilacs are blooming, every kind of strange and stunning issues are up in my backyard.
And it’s Joe the Lab’s 10th birthday. So, glad birthday to him!
Proper. The issues I sniffed with Portia. All however one have been on blotters, so I made notes in a short time after coming back from London. They aren’t in any explicit order. Right here goes.
Dior Balade Sauvage (2018, Francois Demachy, ozonic notes, bergamot, petitgrain, fig tree and fruit, photo voltaic notes, sea notes, hedione, peach, orange blossom, rose, pebbles, amberwood, labdanum and vanilla). Recent, ozonic, peach and rose. Faint on the blotter after two days, so I don’t think about this will probably be terribly long-lived on pores and skin. Nice and mild.
Dior Tobacolor (2021, Francois Demachy). Tobacco with fruity notes and amber. I get tobacco and caramel, and it’s actually fairly good.
Dior Vanilla Diorame (2021, Francois Demachy, orange, pink pepper, lemon, rum, cacao, cardamon, vanilla, sandalwood and patchouli). Fascinating gourmande. A bit spicy, properly rounded with the cacao and cardamon. I don’t get a lot of the woody stuff. Favor Tobacolour.
Guerlain Oud Khôl (2022, Thierry Wasser, leather-based, carbon resin, caramel, powdery moss and oud). A mossy, powdery leather-oud with an odd recent notice. Fairly robust and truly fairly enticing. Wouldn’t thoughts making an attempt this on pores and skin sooner or later.
Thameen Riviere (2016, Julia Rodriguez, saffron, cinnamon, black pepper, Turkish rose, sage, carnation, leather-based and nagarmotha). That is labelled amber-spicy, however is one other that was disappearing from the blotter after a few days. Gently candy floral spicy is what I get, with some candy amber.
Themeen Glowing Opal (2020, can’t discover nostril, saffron, nutmeg, pepper, orris root, oud, rose, jasmine, cinnamon, labdanum, cedar, vanilla, amyris, sandalwood, guaiac wooden, leather-based and extra cedar). Gentle spicy leather-based. The sort of leather-based worn by somebody who’s on the lookout for delicate beige suede. It’s good. One other that didn’t final that nicely on the blotter.
Thameen Fanfare (2023, Bruno Jovanovic, lemon, neroli, bergamot, floral notes, Vermouth, juniper berry, rosemary, musk, vetiver and patchouli). Citrus fragrant, in response to Fragrantica. Natural – I get largely the Vermouth, rosemary and juniper. Fairly nice and recent, however not irritating recent.
Thomas Kosmala No 4 Sweet (2023, crimson fruit, cherry, raspberry, tiara flower, cotton sweet, vanilla and caramel). Not as dangerous because it sounds. Certainly, very candy, however a success of apricot for me (Portia stated air). Candy, fruity, vanilla with possibly a whisper of amber. Enjoyable bottle.
Thomas Kosmala No 6 Brume Radieuse (2018, black present syrup, coconut, peach, jasmine, rose, oud, patchouli and amber). Bizarre, barely chemical, candy woody. Not very robust. Fruit not very distinguished.
Fueguia 1833 Patagonia Cacao (web site isn’t useful on this. as pic exhibits, there have been numerous fragrances and the one I attempted on pores and skin – the one one all day – was, I believe, simply cacao). This began out an important dry cacao with a little bit of skank. By the point I actually re-smelled it at dwelling a lot a lot later, it had merely turn into very candy. The highest is nice. Improvement not what one would need (not less than not me).
Memo Hermetica Inexperienced Lion (2018, Philippe Paparella-Paris, basil, juniper, cardamon, rosemary, lily of the valley and amberwood). Inexperienced resinous. Good natural kick. My understanding of the identify Inexperienced Lion has to do with in alchemy an experiment name Chasing the Inexperienced Lion (take a look at Wiki in case you’re ).
Serge Lutens Écrin de Fumée (2023, rum, tobacco and cacao). The ‘blotter’ for this was really a inexperienced Harrods ribbon. It holds perfume fairly nicely. Peppery and smoky, with a superb slug of rum. Smoky candy. Undoubtedly need to do this on pores and skin.
Robert Piguet Fracas (1948, Germaine Cellier, peach, orange blossom, hyacinth, inexperienced leaves, mandarin orange, bergamot, tuberose, jasmine, gardenia, ormanthus, narcissus, lily of the valley, carnation, white iris, violet root, coriander, rose, rose geranium, musk, sandalwood, amber, oakmoss, vetiver and cedar). Sampled this late within the day – largely as a result of I nonetheless really need to like it however it’s nonetheless, after not less than 5 goes through the years, not my tuberose. Portia puzzled if it’s that sweet floss facet. Maybe. Nonetheless attractive however nonetheless not me.
Pics: Pexels and me (very poor one in all Fueguia)