I think everyone else and their dog has reviewed these scents already, but I am slow, slow, slow, having just gotten them this week.
Let Me Play the Lion — ohmylord, yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Send me to perfume heaven now, this is right up there in My Immortal Beloved Vetiver Tonkaland for me. I don’t know the notes on this, but this is dry woodsy goodness, very faintly gourmandish, but mostly woody spice. Remember that Wickle chestnut and vetiver that we declared genius? It’s like that, with woods, and tons of it, and maybe some other spice, but sophisticated and finished and so lovely to wear. This has to be my favorite of the three, though I do adore The Unicorn Spell. They are just very different. The Lion immediately went under DH’s nose, and he is smitten and marched me off to decant some for him (I dutifully ignored him like a good wife). He likes very little that gets wafted past his schnoz, and that makes it a Big Deal. Wearing Let Me Play the Lion all day today, it has all the huffing addictive qualities I love in a perfume. It was glued to my nose, and at the end of the day, I can still smell it as strong. Incredibly charming.
The Unicorn is icily beautiful and very wearable. It feels a little like a cross between Laura Tonatto’s E. Duse and Serge’s Iris Silver Mist… a little sweet, a little cold, it has some jarring notes when it first goes on, but the longer it’s on, it softens and the odd notes are there as just tinkles on your skin and not as snowballs pelting you.
As for the L’Antimatiere, I’m lost. I think this must have a note I’m anosmic to, like Le Labo’s Vetiver one, I smell… alcohol. Anyone else get something else? I really wanted a good sniff of this, it sounded really interesting, but just zip, nada.
Sephora is having its Friends and Family sale from 11/18/06 through 11/26/06. Put in the code FF2006 in checkout to get 20% off every time you shop. How sad is it that I can’t find something to buy? Grrrr…