Today started with a sleep in till the doorbell went and it was a delivery from RAFFY where I had FINALLY tracked down a small bottle of Boudoir by Vivienne Westwood. So still with blurry vision and bed breath TSO, Jin, and I opened the package and then marveled at the loveliness of the presentation. I quietly LOVE Vivienne Westwood, frankly she can do no wrong. And again she has not disappointed, both Jin and I got a squirt. HUGE!!! A big fat floral symphony, if ever a perfume was made for Drag Queens, Princesses and DIVA’s; this is it! Fragrantica has all the notes and comments, Perfume Smelling Things, Perfume Posse and many others can really do it critical and poetic justice.
Jin went out shopping, day off, and came back 4-5 hours later. I hadn’t been paying attention much to my scent because I was busy writing this weeks Turbo Trivia questions but when Jin got home he was still fairly REEKING of Boudoir, I, and my hungry skin, on the other hand had nearly eaten it all, just the merest whiffle as if someone was wearing it in the house next door, last week.
Give me a few days to wear this and take notice. The top is AWESOME! I think it will have to work extremely hard to keep up the ah may zing experience that I’m hoping for before it fades.
After my shower and becoming a lovely lady I decided to try a sample from Tommi Sooni, the Australian outfit from Victoria. I ordered a sample set including Tarantella (lovely but didn’t last on my skin), Jinx (yet to try), EdTSI (yet to try) and Eau de Tommi Sooni II (EdTS II) which is another glorious big fat floriental. So I didn’t get the airy or green bits they’re talking about. On me this smelt like a slightly crisp version of one of my favourites, Trouble by Boucheron. I know that it’s been panned and discontinued but I LOVE IT!
In EdTS II I get a hearty floral burst that lasts about 15-20 minutes and then the bouquet slowly slides into honey, amber and sandalwood which stays around quietly thrumming in the background like a bass guitar string in the wind, there for brief hello’s but below the radar until you focus on it; for hours. Almost like my skin has become this slightly more intoxicating, delicious and interesting scent. YUM! I gave the smallest bit at the end of my sample to a girlfriend, Jane B, and it was HELL to let it go. Maybe FB? Not this month though, perhaps as an April treat to prepare for the cool of the Southern Hemisphere’s Winter?
Tommi Sooni’s website says;
An airy, green oriental fragrance; created by Tommi Sooni for men and women who seek a distinctive fragrance of balance and character – radiant yet alluring.
Rhubarb, bergamot and lemon notes ease into a heart of daphne, jasmine and ylang ylang. A rich base of honey, vanilla, amber and sandalwood firmly places this fragrance in the most exotic of perfume families.
Floral Oriental 100ml EdT Atomiser boxed $160.00
Thanks for reading my fragrant thoughts, although they were slim and random.
My Boudoir Photo
EdTS II Photo stolen from Tommi Sooni site