Our adventure in New York was so fun, and we tried so many things, I’m at a loss on where to start or end, so I guess the best place is just to begin somewhere, so I’ll start with a few things that found their way into my bag and home with me:
Badgley Mischka — a new one! First, the bottle is just stunning. This one goes on fruity, reminds me a little of Cartier Delices, but without the cherry. Notes listed for the open (according to Fashionsquare.com) are red wild berries and fresh picked peach laced with creme de cassis. Okay. I get the fruit without fail. It’s pretty sweet, I note the start of a tiny cavity in my molar. Middle notes are osmanthus flower, white peony and jasmine. Loves me some peony, and that really saves this one for me. If I couldn’t smell the peony below all that fruit near the beginning, this would wind up a scrubber. Base is suede musks, Indian sandalwood, caramel amber and patchouli. The first time I wore this, the beginning about killed me, and I really like fruity florals as a rule. I just endured for a bit, resmelled about an hour later and found this perfectly charming perfume, floral with a gorgeous, warm base under it. I’m not finding anything groundbreaking with this scent, but it is beautiful, wears well, and it is well worth a sniff. Available only at Bergdorf and Neiman Marcus until the end of September.
Serge Lutens Gris Clair — I hate lavender on me. I love it on my pillow, in my garden, on other people, but never on me. What possessed me to spritz on some Gris Clair after sniffing the bottle is beyond my figuring, but I’m sure glad I did. Love it! The smokey incense buries the lavender, and it is just gorgeous. Once I read the notes and saw my beloved tonka bean, then I understood why it works for me. Completely different from anything else I own, it had to come home with me.
Two of the Miller et Bertaux (bertee?) also captivated me, the land and the green. Since my suitcase was going to have about 1000 ml of perfume in it already, and I was afraid they would sieze my luggage with my babies in there, thinking they were bombs, I elected to have them shipped. Therefore, I don’t have a lot of detail about them in memory except I loved them both, and loved them twice as much together. One was deep and earthy and incensey and the other was gorgeously green. More on these once they arrive and I can bathe in Bertauxy goodness
Laura Tonatto E. Duse, I finally broke down and bought a bottle of this. I thought I hadn’t, but I found it in my bag when I left Barney’s, and they definitely charged me for it, so it’s mine now! I forgot how much I adore it, it is just my favorite violet.
Giveaway this week, a sample of the new Badgley Mishka. Just say you’d like to be entered in the comments, and I’ll put you in.