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: Cassieflower
eMail me at (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with your address please
New Sniffs: 15.11.2018
Not sure how new all these sniffs are going to be. Found an old box of samples that I wanted to sniff through. TinaG came for lunch and stayed to sniff. SO FUN! You lot should bloody come for one of these sniffs, they are anarchy.
Guerlainade by Guerlain
Very floral with a lovely hit of Lily of the Valley. Imagine a windswept Diorissimo with peony additive. Softly curvaceous. TinaG cannot stop sniffing it.
La Belle by Byredo
WOW! We can smell bacon here over a cold, metallic incense. Smoky and heavy. Is there a bunch of resins? TinaG is getting a very cold hearth feel but my nose says warm like inside as the fire is burning. I think this was an unbelievably expensive limited edition. It’s OK. Whoever wins this week will get their nose on it.
Hamsa by Olympic Orchids
WOW! Swampy green, pine, broken leaves and twigs, herbs and ……… TinaG just said, “Absinth makes the heart grow fonder.” DEEP SHIT! Now we are both laughing. The heart smooths out considerably and it smells like pulling your fingers through old, cold, ashes of a wood fire. Ellen seems to have done an amazing trick, starers out confrontational and halfway through becomes smooth as beach glass.
Metal Hurlant by Collection Crosier
Fruity opening, sheer and sparkling, with a citrus cleaning product floating underneath. A zing of mint lifts it from the urban and makes it really interesting. This is from Pierre Guillaume’s 100% created molecule rang. Such a divergence for him and I really like what he’s done.
Quand Vient la Pluie Edp by Guerlain 2017
The warmth here is supplied by praline, amber and patchouli drizzled lavishly over a violet heliotrope core. So much more than that and excessively gorgeous. If you can get your nose on this baby, do so.
Smooth Thai Floral Oudh by Grandawood
Poo, medicine, band aids, camels, the carpet in an old folks home toilet and a little hint of flowers in very old water. This is the oudh equivalent of sandals with socks.
You bitches think I hate this. NOPE! I freaking love it. The first 20 minutes are hilarious. TinaG and I are trying to outdo each other with descriptors.
Have you tried any of these? How did they work for you?