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: Melanie
eMail me at (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with your address please
New Sniffs: 8.11.2018
Noir Anthracite by Tom Ford:
The opening is very bro-designer with ginger, some greenish spices and pepper backed by some woods. It’s got a metallic freshness and doesn’t smell bad. Takes me back to 1990s gym spray but not quite as aquatic. I can’t put my finger on what but it smells ridiculously familiar. If you’re between 15 and 35 your Dad probably still smells something like this. You’ll buy it for nostalgia.
Figment Man by Amouage:
Rotting grass clippings is the opening note for me and seems to go well into the heart. Pretty quickly that is taken over by a zingy geranium with a slightly off kilter wee sprayed wood. This is weird and commanding, The oily take on vetiver gives a petrochemical vibe. I love it/I hate it. The notes seem to be warring with each other. I also sense a white flower trying to tie the whole thing together but that might be the sandalwoods creaminess. After about 40 minutes Figment Man softens to a highly unusual creamy sandalwood and old chrysanthemum vase water.
Dent de Lait by Serge Lutens:
Wet, steamy flowers. Tropical nights and peonies in metal vases. Water, cold. A few minutes in and it’s definitely heliotrope. I like the green, bulby sweetness that smells like it should be fluffy and powdery. It’s not here, at all. Dent de Lait is a crystal flower magnet on your fridge, in a space ship. L’Occitane meets Buck Rogers. I like it but would never reach for it. Where’s the milk? This seems to be what most perfumers call cherry blossom and would fit perfectly into the 2018 releases of the DIOR Prive line..
Have you tried any of these? How did they work for you?