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: 24.1.2019
L’Ombre Dans L’Eau by Diptyque
This is a funny fellow from 1983, I can’t remember ever sniffing it either. Imagine you crossed L’eau d’Issey with Perfumers Tea Rose and L’Artisan L’Eau d’Ambre. It’s a very clever, interesting beauty and I’m thoroughly impressed. I got my 10ml with a First In Fragrance order recently as a GWP.
Gothic 1 by Loree Rodkin
I have smelled this before but it dropped intro my hand from the sample box. Plastic dolls head and patchouli with vanilla. I don’t hate it but…… If memory serves me correctly, last time I tried this I quite liked it. Nope, today I don’t like it.
Aziyade by Parfum d’Empire
While I have sniffed this before suddenly it makes sense. A spicy fruit concoction over vanilla and ginger with an interesting twist through it that smells like matcha tea and chocolate. How have I passed this beauty by?
Palindrome 1 by Santi Burgas
Smoky, resinous, warm and cozy. Anna Maria would definitely wear it. Amber, so luscious. All surreptitiously wrapped in a milk chocolate coating. If you don’t have an amber or yours aren’t using it as the main note this is an excellent choice.
Fugit Amor by Jul et Mad
Oh dear, Anna Maria smells FLY SPRAY at first. HA! For me the spicy herbal opening is a reminder of the 1990s water fragrances but done in a modern way. It’s clean and classy and reminds me also of Mathilde Laurent’s work for the Cartier hours. Not particularly carnation but a nice frag reference to the dream of them.
A lightly spiced fruity floral with no depth.
Black Opium by YSL
I found a few carded samples from when this first came out. One is thunked. Better than I remember. Pink pepper, white flowers and a hint of cold coffee over a modern patchouli done in the modern sheer radiant style.
Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot Mini Shower Gel
Smells lovely but only leaves the merest trace of fragrance on my body. It has made beautiful bubbles for 5 baths, as well as being my shower gel for those quick in and out moments.
Have you tried any of these? How did they work for you?