Okay, let’s see what else has shown up on my doorstep in the last few days…
Scent Systems Jasmine…. reeks. For some reason I think I need to send this on to March, she loves whiffing totally obnoxious, fecal jasmine scents, and this one is probably the most foul Jasmine I’ve smelled. For some of you, I know, this is a great thing, so y’all need to line up for this overpriced one. Scent Systems Wild Violet — raw as well and potent. I’m pretty sure the rawness of these is on purpose, but I’m not a fan at all. I should stop there and quit sniffing, I’m getting ill. The Oeillet is my favorite so far of the ones I’ve smelled. That doesn’t mean I’m buying it, but it has a little charm to it. I actually like fairly natural scents, like the way CB I Hate perfume does them, but I really have to insist on perfume that smells good, and I’m just not feeling any love at all.
Since I’m turning into a Mark Buxton fan, I had to get that Elternhaus InsertAllReligionsHere thing that he did. The marketing gimmick is just… hokey, inane, and not likely to even interest me. I am a Christian, but I really insist that religion and politics be left out of perfume. Despite my ignoring this thing forever because I think it’s so cheesy, it really smells great. Notes of cassis, basilic, marioana base, mate, immortelle, labdanum, olibanum, rose, gaiac, black pepper, vetiver, sandalwood, cedar wood, patchouli, musk, amber. This is all spicey, peppery incense, with enough interest from the immortelle, cassis, pepper, woods and florals, that it just kicks and twists and turns on my arm, and every time it turns, it is another facet of this beautiful thing. Imagine AG Sables and Armani Bois D’Encens doing the tango. Its price tag is horrible, $300 for 50 ml, unless you were paying attention last night and jumped on that Luckyscent 25% off sale — (I take back all my bitching about Luckyscent never having a sale, this one was worth waiting for!) — which is probably over now, and got it for $225, which is still stupid money, but… um, this one is pretty worth it, sorry to tell you. But the packaging, what in the world? It’s in this cheesy, cheap bottle inside of a cement block, which is analagous to opening up a Tiffany box and finding a crackerjack ring inside. These two things do not go together.
Sorry, I was going to do a couple more of the Biehl . parfumkuntswerke things, but I spritzed the Elternhaus thing all over, and I’m toast on doing any more fragrances now.