Yup, yuk, gag, okay. But when a bottle appeared on eBay for a great price, I snapped it up on a whim, to have something to laugh at when it turned into circus scat and peanuts on me. From L’Artisan’s description:
“Possesses all of the distinguished fragrances of this wonderful universe: saddle leather, sawdust from the ring and the caramelised smell of candy. A perfume that reveals itself completely on the skin.”
Bois de Jasmin also has a great review of it here. This is such a strange, addictive little scent, and it absolutely is the smell of the circus carnival. Barnyard but Better. An amalgam of smells that shouldn’t belong in a perfume or on a person that is, nevertheless, wearable and wonderful. Genius.
Much of my misspent youth played out at the carnival, walking down the midway in those lazy days of summer with the short shorts, flirting with the cute boys, holding hands, girly gossip and scary carnival rides — the ones we got sometimes used masking tape to hold the Octopus together, so the scary part was just hoping your Octopus arm did not go spinning off into the wheatfield — with the smells of the animals there for 4-H livestock judging and the rodeo wafting around, pink cotton candy tendrils swirling lazily. Dzing! has animalic notes, the warm fuzzy ones, the sweat, like the smell you get when you nuzzle a horse’s neck after a ride. This is Rat Money Smell at its best — innocent and without guile.
I need to amend my Scents of Summer because somehow I forgot the Dzing! does have leather in it and is absolutely a wonderful Summer Scent.
There was a perfuming accident early this week, and I need help to (a) avoid it in the future or (b) know what to do should it happen again. My wonderful Guerlain Sous Le Vent bottle is the Vega style, the apothecary type round thing with a top on it that is glass on glass, and it has six sides to the glass lid, which makes it rough on the hands to turn, especailly small, stubby hands like mine. They are always hard to get open to begin with, but somehow the lid got a leetle wedged. I tried pliers, those big adjustable ones, first just on the top, then one on the lid and one on the bottom to hold it steady, and this thing did not budge, just made the whole bottle twirl around. Well, I don’t have a lot of patience for this thing (approx 5 minutes), and I finally took the big pliers to it, broke the top and redecanted the remainder into 10 ml bottles (only about 25 ml left, so it wasn’t a lot that needed a new home, and the spillage from the redecant went all over me, and I smell soooooo good!).
Question then is, how do I prevent the wedging in the future on another bottle? And if it does get wedged, is there a good way to get it loose?
We joined the Coutorture community a couple of weeks ago. It is a great site that collects blog posts from the fashion, beauty and perfuming community. A wonderful place to check daily for great writing and information and also to find some wonderful new blogs.
And the winner for the drawing from last week is…. Twibbet! Just hit the Contact Us button over there on the left and send me you address and which samples you’d like, and I’ll get them out to you!