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: 7.2.2019
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Aoud Blanc by DSH Perfumes
In a saturated market of oudhs Dawn has done a small line of them. Aoud Blanc is a citrus and ambergris over that Montale style Band Aid/medicinal synthetic smelling Aoud. Michael was wearing Black Oud by Montale tonight and it was quite similar to my nose.
Palindrome II by Santi Burgas
Patchouli done in the sheer radiant style of the 21st century. It is surrounded by lovely smooth resins and given a sizzle from freshly cracked peppercorns. I think the green that runs through is angelica and cardamom, but it could easily also be galbanum. Whatever it is, it’s the green that makes this fragrance different and interesting, Santi Burgas is shaping up to be a really good house.
The Beautiful Ones by Keiko Mecheri
Tuberose . Not tuberose as you know it though. My nose is smelling narcissus, orange blossom and jasmine too. A clear clarion call of fragrance that cuts through your thoughts and leaves you adrift on a fragrant flying carpet. Imagine L’Artisan La Chasse aux Papillons done with fearless abandon, turned up 270%. It all collapses after about 30 minutes to a sheer white floral and amber tinged patchouli.
Leather Shot by Olfactive Studio
Leather and greenery, backed by a salty caramel peanut accord. This shit is freaking weird and I love it. The leather is exquisite, supple and suede-ish. Who knows where the rest comes from but it’s not mentioned in the notes. I want MORE!!
1957 by CHANEL
Starts out smelling all jasmine, neroli and aldehydes, becomes less interesting before turning into a cross between Jovan White Musk and Body Shop White Musk. It’s not terrible but just seems to be so safe, uninspired and boring. I admit that I smelled it in the perfume department basement of David Jones City Store which is under renovation and they have hit the sewer pipes. My nose was shutting down rather than working at full capacity. I will give it more skin time and report.
Santal Blanc by Serge Lutens
Thunked another old sample. It is pretty and cozy, bit sotto voce for my liking but I get why it has its fans. The sandalwood is lightly woody and creamy. I can smell a low key mens version of Samsara.
Have you tried any of these? How did they work for you?