Hey Hey Perfume Junkies,
The idea is that anything worthy of comment, either good or bad, that’s passed under my nose through the week will get a short write up. Up till now I have kept APJ positive comments only, those days are gone. If I think something is terrible, shamefully lazy, greedy or stupid and you should know about it, it will be said. Not everything works for everyone and it would be pretty boring if it did >>> YMMV. I’d love it if you all agree, respectfully disagree, have any thought-out opinion and want to share, do so in the comments below. The point is starting a conversation.
Anything that I’m not keeping becomes a super simple GIVEAWAY. All comments are entered. Next week I’ll tell you who random.org picked. If the winner doesn’t eMail me during the week it will JACKPOT to next weeks winner who will get both.
Last Weeks Winner: Tiffanie
eMail me at (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with your address please
New Sniffs: 18.10.2018
Madeleine by Parfumerie Particulière
Orange and almonds on a fluffy powdery base. If you ever loved madeleine biscuits and think they might smell amazing as a perfume then you’d be correct. Full bakery but done in a dry, non super-sweet way that steers clear of the Guerlain and candy floss tropes. 7 or more people have smelled this now at my place and for everyone it is a huge win.
Une Nuit à Montauk – Memory Motel by Une Nuit Nomade
This morning I took a look at the notes of this fragrance and was taken a bit by surprise. Last night we were all blown away by this strangely gorgeous BarBQ sauce and leather fragrance opening that had a smoothness we thought might be elemi or even labdanum. Smelling it this morning I get none of the BarBQ and loads more of the patchouli. I can smell the tobacco and vanilla and the resin was frankincense.
Mx. by Eris
Antoine Lie has again done something exquisitely beautiful for Barbara Herman at Eris. Mx. being the sign for non gender specific. Referencing old school glamour, Hollywood and fur robed glamour Mx. manages still be completely gender neutral. Not a large statement perfume it is still fragrant giving lovely wafts of woods, resins and animalics. I want a bottle of this to spritz with abandon, to create a cloud of modern retro glam.
Oud de Burgas by Santi Burgas
Oud with bells and whistles. When I spritzed this last night as the card went around the table it brought appreciative grins and purrs from everyone. The oud is a pleasant mix of decal, plastic, medicinal and earthy. Combined with its bit players of cloves, woods and balsam gives it an extra polish and accessibility. Wonderful, wonderful and wonderful. Stays interesting and oud-ish all the way to deep dry down.
Flaming Red by Santi Burgas
Fruity rose and dry iris with vanilla/amber and a restrained, soft-focus, depth creating oud. This house seems so accomplished. How are we not reading about it on every blog and FB page. The scents have excellent stories, longevity and seamless construction. This one will bring a smile to your face, it did for us.
Violetta di Murano by DSH Perfumes (oil)
Toilets with all the trimmings. I love the sheer yet hefty rendition of violet, which Dawn seems to have built up by adding other ingredients to help the violet shine. I hardly notice them but they are all working hard. Sadly the scent fades all too quickly on me and I have to reapply. Definitely worth a sniff if violet floats your boat.
Violettes du Czar by Oriza L. Legrand
A 2014 recreation of an 1862 brand original. I love that the Oriza guys are quite real about their recreations. They aim for it to smell as much like the original using modern perfumery. Pretty violets, cool and powdery held earthbound by a touch of leather and amber.
Times Square by Masque Milano
Times square is lovely but I think my collection has enough lipstick accord with Misia EdT and Lipstick Rose. Neither of which get the wear they deserve.
Mandala by Masque Milano
ALL the spice, resins and woods come together in the happiest of cacophonies. If you need to be lifted from the turbines of tedium and onto the subcontinent then Mandala is a perfect fragrant visa.This is armchair travel at its very best. The only fragrant things missing to make it really India are the dust, dung, car exhaust and humanity.
Have you tried any of these? How did they work for you?