Hey Hey Perfume Junkies,
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.
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.
Thunk is the sound of an empty hitting the bin but there is some leeway here, selling or gifting away can also count.
We also want to know what you have tried or thunked each week too, please share in the comments below. You don’t need to be a hardcore perfumista to join in, just give your impressions. Others will join in with their impressions too, everyone has a slightly or hugely different experience with scent. That’s part of the fun.
New Sniffs + Thunked: 11.4.2019
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Leather Oud by DIOR
Not really NEW but I did dig my bottle out after it sitting in a box since the week after I bought it. Bought in 2012 or 13. It seems to have mellowed considerably. While still being a band aid style oud and a lovely dark leather it now shows so much more honey and patchouli. Really beautiful.
Chypre Shot by Olfactive Studio
Chypre Shot opens quite warm and amber-ish with a spicy pepper/saffron zing and smooth cardamom overlaying all. Not a chypre in the vintage mode, here a clean patchouli works with hints of moss. Very nice.
Oajan by Parfums de Marly
(Thanks Matt D for the sample) Osmanthus and honey spend dry and sweet, given a lift by the green artemisia. I’m not sure why Fragrantica lists cinnamon as the leading ingredient, I can’t smell it at all. Cajan smells surprisingly like a “natural” fragrance and has that slight, dark swampiness about it. It could be the ambergris mixed up with all the vanilla, sweet beans and resins. Interesting but unfriendly and weird.
Pink Pepper Wood by 1000 Flowers
Well named. Zingy pink pepper over a floral woodsy base with cool, unburnt incense sticks. A nice hit of clove gives the pepper a very pleasant depth. Though it is really nice Pink Pepper Wood doesn’t really sing for me. It could be my mood.
Fiery Pink Pepper mini by Molton Brown
This is the third Molton Brown mini from TinaGs Christmas Present. One more to use. They are lovely. Excellent scents and bubble action. Perfect gifts.
Have you tried any of these? How did they work for you?