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: 28.2.2019
Over 100 responses I will draw a Secret Scent Sample Pack (from my collection)
Last Weeks Winner: Marcella
eMail me at (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with your address please
Uptown Moonshine by DSH Perfumes
This is freaking gorgeous. Whiskey, tobacco, stewed fruit and spiced resins create a wonderful, olde worlde, hugging my grandpa at Christmas kind of vibe. This could easily be placed in the early works of Serge Lutens but with a saucy wink and brighter smile.
Vert et Noir by DSH Perfumes
I think I might have included this lovely before. Dark green describes it perfectly.
Caravelle Epicee by Frapin
Bought in Greg’s sale. A spice ship and a souk. Fabulously rich.
Nevermore by Frapin
Newly reformulated to be more accessible to a wider audience. I got a Press Bottle at the Libertine Parfumerie Winter Launches and am seriously LOVING it. Still that dark, inky, peppered coolness. I wasn’t really a big fan of the original but now I love it. Less weird but still quite challenging. I think nevermore will now find a much wider spectrum of fans.
Fire Amber Baby by Cult of Scent
Not literally a new Sniff but I’ve been wearing my sample and am reminded how excellent it is. Amber and incense but so much more than that. Eyes rolling in the back of my head good.
Aurora by Charles Wong
Salty citrus opening, a watery aquatic that features watermelon, some sheer florals that seem like honeysuckle, peony and mimosa that gives us a fun post-1990s modern freshie with fruit. Though it’s not something I would have ever dreamed I’d like my nose is repeatedly drawn back to its awkward weirdness. It gets creamier through the heart and reminds me of a Splice ice block but with Watermelon instead of pine/lime.
Nothing this week. BUM.
Have you tried any of these? How did they work for you?