Hey Hey Perfume Junkies,
OK I’m adding a THUNKED section here too. It’s becoming an APJ obsession and I love the idea of us using our fragrances and hoiking the vial, decant or bottle. Thunk is the sound of an empty hitting the bin so you must empty it for the thunk to count.
Anything worthy of comment, either good or bad, that’s passed under my nose through the week will get a short write up. If I think something is terrible, shamefully lazy, greedy or stupid and you should know about it, it will be said. As always YMMV.
I’d love it if you get involved: agree, respectfully disagree, have any thought-out opinion and want to share, do so in the comments below. The point is starting a conversation.
New Sniffs + Thunked: 3.1.2019
I spent today between doing all my other stuff putting fragrance on different parts of my body. Paris at one point looked at me, sniffed and looked away. HA! VERY freaking fragrant by 5pm.
Style by M Micallef
A soft focus, sleek fragrance that manages to be warm and cosy yet aloof. Very neat trick. Beautifully composed, so sheer yet fully present, a warm aura of sophisticated scent. The note list hardly does Style justice because what we get to smell is a cohesive whole, rather than the parts. I think there’s one of those ubiquitous modern base accords underneath but how they’ve set it makes it shine freshly. I seriously like Style. There’s a tiny bit left in my sample that I am going to keep for later.
Cuir de Russie EdT by CHANEL
It’s a total misnomer to call CdR a New Sniff for me. I think there might even be a bottle of the EdT around here somewhere. A floral leather, dry yet supple. Creamy is a poor word analogy and smooth is too yet both reflect what I’m smelling. The jasmine and ylang work perfectly with the birch . How did I miss the luxurious nuance before? Maybe the heat iOS making a difference.
Amber Cashmere Intense by Parfums de Nicolai
This is a New Sniff and a Thunk. My 2ml spray had wasted away to about 1ml. I think I tried this when it arrived and I love it. Fluffy, powdery amber with a lightly animalic backbeat. Smooth and sweet, if ONLY Guerlain had taken a chance on Patricia de Nicolai they could have been releasing amazing scents like this right now.
Oajan by Parfums de Marly
Honey & osmanthus , what a wonderful combination. Cajan smells like it came from an Indie perfumer as it opens, so good and unusual. TBH I thought Parfums de Marly were mainly hype but this is excellent. The honey is met by sticky resins and a sheer patchouli, all overlaid with a hint of the salty fecal wash of ambergris. The heart is so lavishly warm and full of personality. WANT!
Lily of the Valley by Penhaligon’s
Melon, grass, jasmine and slightly sharp geranium. Full review at Perfume Posse today.
Have you tried any of these? How did they work for you?
What have you sniffed or Thunked this week?