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: No sniffs last week.
eMail me at (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with your address please
New Sniffs: 1.11.2018
Had a Surrender To Chance order come in. Some 5ml Friday buys and a couple of new things. Plus I got to wear some of the Split frags that arrived a couple of weeks ago.
TinaG came over on Sunday and we had a little sniffy session so some of these reviews are double handers.
Le Frenchy by Guerlain
Cologne. A very nice cologne but it doesn’t seem worth the extra money.
Ilang Ivohibe by Perfumery Generale PG15
Yang, citrus, vanilla. Tropical yet more than that. The vanilla is dry, dry, dry so the fragrance is far less gourmand yet still has hints of the bakery. I like the heat Ilang Ivohibe brings and the ylang/citrus are very like an Australian friand or French financier, both small almond cakes.
Bouquet Massai by Perfumery Generale PG10.1
We smelled fruit as the main note. A berry/mango/blackcurrant amorphous fruity thing with a thick, dewy peony, quite powdery. Sounds like we hate it but it’s good. Not sure I’d wear it but TinaG would.
Sandalo by Lorenzo Villoresi
Opens really creamy, this is a decant so I’m pretty sure it’s a modern version. The creaminess seems to duck and weave through various other notes, mostly I can’t tell them apart. TinaG says patchouli and vetiver are strong and once she said that I tend to agree.
Le Participe Passé by Serge Lutens
WOW! Serge has hit the jackpot again. For those nay sayers who just love to diss dirt on Serge, this is a modern interpretation of his famous stewed fruit accord.All your happy memories of his old work brought bang smack into the 21st century. The only real surprise is that he kept the price reasonable. YUM YUM PIGS BUM.
L’innommable by Serge Lutens
Waxed wood and resin from ballet slippers. I smell a leathery, fruit mince pie, with sugar caramelised on top. Twinings Christmas tea and booze (I say brandy but TinaG is not convinced). TinaG is smelling rotten orchard windfall apples.
Santo Incienso, Sillage Sacré byThe Different Company
Woods, all the woods, nothing but the woods until it becomes the incense and the woods. I can imagine myself wearing this a LOT! If you had a 9-5 job and wore this to work you would devastate the masses. TinaG says the citrus lifts the woods and incense onto another level, and she would wear it too. Smell fabulous but kind of under the radar, stealth fabulous!
Have you tried any of these? How did they work for you?