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: 31.1.2019
Anna Maria came over for a sniff and we had a ball.
Dark Lord by by Kilian
By Kilian has hit the pepper, booze, leather and patchouli hard. Dark Lord becomes more than the parts that created it. While the notes are present they are so beautifully blended that picking them becomes nigh impossible. Johnny says it smells like hospital corridors. He’s disturbingly close. Dark lord opens spectacularly and fades to moderate date night wear in about 20 minutes.
Tonka 25 by Le Labo
Cedar opens sharp and freshly hewn. Pretty soon the vanilla and tonka take over. Surprisingly simple on my skin. I don’t want to say boring but my mind keeps saying it. YAWN.
Baikal Gris by Areej la Dore
Dirt after rain, freshly mown gras, humus, broken stems and a dank greenness. It fully disappeared on Anna Maria in less than 5 minutes but for me we have a stinking great green fragrance. So dark and chyre-ish. Both dry and green, amazing. I really want some more.
Dancing Roses by Viktor & Rolf
Seriously, who names this shit?
Dancing Roses, I can see ’em dancing. HA! Well, sour cherry and litchi while not really smelling like themselves do smell bright and fruity, Anna Maria says FIZZY, and I think the pink pepper is adding a zing. Boozy and sheer, I can see the gorgeous young things spritzing like crazy.
She Came To Stay by Timothy Han
I think people are raving about this. Why?
The bottles nice.
Reve d’Ossian by Oriza Legrande
INCENSE! So wonderful in this heat. Yep, I sprayed the whole vial on me. While not being terribly overpowering it is thick and rich like walking into a Catholic church during on of the festivals.
In The Woods by Cult of Scent
The simple joyfulness of neroli is given depth and heft by woods and deep, smoky resins. Opens all cologne then takes a dark yet airy turn for the interesting. Jocelyn has taken an old trope to the next level.
Hamdani by Parfums de Marley
Meaty leather full of resinous animals. Not so polite. The whole vial smells wonderful. If I wasn’t already full up with animals and leathers this would definitely be on the Wish List. It may even score a gong at some point.
Feminite du Bois by Serge Lutens
Thunked an OLD sample of this. It seems so much plummier than my older bottle. Most enjoyable and perfect to drive off to sleep with.
Have you tried any of these? How did they work for you?