But First! (Yes, it is almost Big Brother season and the ubiquitous Julie Chen “But First!” I fly my Freak Flag proudly on what a big fan I am of this show. About one more week before it starts, yeah!!! ) The winner from the last drawing I had, which was a sample set of CB Greenbriar 1968, I am a Dandelion, Eternal Return; Memoire Liquide Fleur de Tabac, Vetiver, Liaison Secrete; Micallef Black Sea; Opium parfum, and I’ll probably throw in a sample of CB’s Wild Hunt and Arbor absolute. That post had the highest number of comments ever…. 190!!! Yoiks! In celebration, let’s do two sample sets. See, it pays to comment, better chances. Winners are… Chelsey and Gina! Hit that contact Us button over there and shoot me your address. I’m still waiting on more Black Sea to show up this week.
So, those of you that are old hands, do you miss the days when you were a beginning perfumista? Everything you smelled was new and fresh, especially as you ventured into the whole niche arena. It’s like discovering Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” or Leonard Cohen for the first time. Your nose, while young and inexperienced, is smelling something not like anything else. Well, I do. It’s not that there aren’t a lot of great old and new scents out there still to be discovered, but I sometimes think I rushed through smelling so many things so fast, I should have paused and taken longer to run through them, enjoyed them a little more, savored them.
For those that have gone through a lot of perfume sniffing, what would be your Five Year Plan for Perfumistas just starting out or just one suggestion for that plan? I hope to collect these and hopefully make them into another post. What would you do differently if you were to start your perfume journey all over again?
How, I don’t do poetry or Haiku or other verse of any sort, so this is my summary of the rest of the Bruno Acamporas in short, nonsensical, random nonverse — pretty much how I write all the time, but abbreviated:
Sballo — Hay, you sage-covered bale, come sit next to me and waft…. :::sniiiiifff::::
Seplasia — Salty flowers, fresh and green; see my wallet scream?
Jasmin — Indolic and plastic with rubber feet standing in Blvgari Black and SMN Nostalgia, but without their grace. Age makes her beautiful, but not unique
Blu — Blue tuberose, say it ain’t so! Not smell so good. (Bertha warming up on stage)… “meh, meh, meh, meh meeehhhhhh”
Prima T — Wow, pretty! And Deep! Probably not pretty enough to get that deep into my wallet
Iranzol — Twisted Barbie porn filmed in a field of Jasmine. I think I kinda like it, but shhhhh, don’t tell anyone.
Maybe it’s me, but so many oils smell like plastic. Is that true for anyone else? Perhaps you shouldn’t take my word for all of these. Sballo and Seplasia, maybe Prima T might be worth having. Don’t forget my question up above!