The Winner of the TDC garden coffret trio of samples is M.T. N. Just hit the Contact Us button over there on the left, and send me your address, and I’ll zip these off to you!
Brittney, BFF Paris — underwear, or the lack thereof, that’s about all the trash we need to insert into this Friday. Brit, cooters are never to be seen in public.
There are some perfumes that bother me. Not because they smell bad, but because I shouldn’t like them, but I wind up reaching for them. Flowerbomb Extreme is at the top of that list. They appear to be only putting it out every Christmas, and I missed it last year. I liked Flowebomb a little, but just didn’t wear it, it was too over the top and suffocating, it had sillage for miles. My niece adored it, and I wound up giving her a ton of what I had, just to get it out of the house, and the boys love it on her, tell her she smells like cotton candy… which is a great thing for her. But Flowerbomb Extreme… same smell basically, but it’s better behaved. Did I mention I really don’t like vanilla-ish sweet scents to wear? I like them in the bottle a lot, but they just get jacked up on me horribly. Flowerbomb Extreme is still sweet, but it’s like M&Ms, I can’t stop wearing it, and I hate myself every time I pass over all my beloved favorites and spritz on that cotton candy confection, even if she’s got her best hat and gloves on.
Frederic Malle Une Fleur de Cassie. What in tarnation is that top note? It is just wretched and horrific, and I just want to smash my arm with a hammer to make it go away, but I hold my nose and wait, and in about 20-30 minutes, I have the most gorgeous scent circling me. How can something that starts off so revolting get so good? But it gets worse, I had to get that ridiculously priced body butter in the same scent, but Luis at Barney’s tells me it’s a skin treatment and it doesn’t smell as bad in the open in the lotion — wrong! Guess that means I better shave my legs. No way am I putting on that expensive of a cream over the Winter Growth — it might make it grow faster. Yes, not shaving my legs
at all very often in winter bothers me, too, but not enough to change the frequency of pulling out the Mach 3. And the conclusion on the body butter is… wow, these really are good. I’m pretty much hating how good. Colorado has the dryest weather, and slathering yourself with lotion and lip balm is essential to not walking around like a chapped body all winter. But here you have to reslather about three times a day, at least on the hands and arms. This butter holds up a lot better than anything else I’ve used in years. Put some on my hands about five hours ago, and my hands are still soft and moisturized — that never happens after November 1.
But is the Beurre worth over $100 for a tub? Well, it goes a long way, a couple of dabs did the trick for legs, arms, everything. Ah, hell no, it’s not, no body lotion is; however, if you’ve been a good girl this year and you need a little something to reward yourself for your sterling character, get yourself some, you know you want it.
Andy Tauer’s new lavender mod. What March said, this is seriously gorgeous (reminding self I better get my Orris bought before it is gone forever — okay, done!) If you love Serge’s Encens et Lavande, you will completely adore this. This wound up on my Things That Bother Me list only because my sample isn’t big enough to last me until there are vats of this available.
What fragrances bother you? For any reason.