My arm/hands are feeling much better, thanks everyone, but I’m still taking it easy since if I do anything too long, the pain kicks back up. I highly recommend that 3M joystick-looking mouse, and I am going to look into acupuncture. So thanks very much for the recommendations!
I have a drawing winner from a while back for the Profumum Volo AZ 686, Bois 1920 Sushi Imperiale, Profumum Alba, CdG Play and NR For Him and Musc for Him samples, and that winner is… Carlene! Just hit the Contact Us button over there on the left and send me your address, and I’ll get these sent out to you.
Estee Lauder’s Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia showed up this week. I wasn’t paying much attention to it until both Marina and Ina said they liked it when sniffing in NYC last week. It has notes of neroli, lilac, rosewood, tuberose, gardenia, orange flower, jasmine, white lily, carnation and vanilla bourbon. I have this in both the EDP and parfum. The EDP is a big, but not too big, tuberose and gardenia scent. I get just the slightest blue cheese from it, but it is pretty beautiful and something only gardenia and tuberose haters would not like. It’s not my favorite gardenia scent, that nod goes to Isabey Gardenia, nor is it my favorite tuberose scent, that goes to Frederic Malle Carnal Flower, but the combination of notes makes it not simply one or the other, but brings some of the best quality of each into a tandem run. Taken for what it is, it’s certainly gorgeous and worth owning, and the price point on the edp isn’t horrific, under $65 for 30 ml or $120 for 75 ml. At least they did this in a smaller bottle, so maybe someone at EL has been listening to us.
Now, the parfum is far superior to the edp for me. Where the edp goes on a little sharp and pitches high, the parfum is a little richer in the right places, mostly in the gardenia, and the two flowers run in tandem truer in this strength. It just feels a little more complex of the two, but I still wouldn’t call this scent complex by our snooty niche-spoiled standards. The parfum is $300 for 30 ml, and it may be worth it for those of you that love both tuberose and gardenia and like the scent a lot… The parfum may move you to love.
So while I’m still typing short things, let’s do another drawing! This one will be for a sample of both the edp and parfum of the Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia and how about I throw in a sample of POTL cream and Carnal Flower Beurre Exquise. Just drop a comment and let me know you want to be in the draw! I may or may not be responding today, depending on how the arm/hand is doing!