As we often tell y’all, some days you’re just not sure what perfumes to write about, and there’s just no cohesive few that go together for a review or thoughts… and, hey! today’s one of those days.
With notes of buckwheat, cereals, milk, apple and vanilla, Lostmarc’h Lann-ael seems like some sentimentalized version of Fruit Loops. And you know what? It is. Love the smell of Fruit Loops. That twisted mix of grains and sweet is intoxicating on the open, with the sugar in the cereal floating to the bottom and the grain and milk taking over for the rest of the meal. My nose just stays burrowed in my arm when I wear this one. Breakfast never smelled so good. Available from their website and also First in Fragrance.
Mandarin, orange, bergamot, jasmine, rose, patchouli, vetiver, and amber make up Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle. Now, normally it is Coco and no. 5 that gets raves from the mainline chanel line, but I gotta say, when Coco is too dark and much, and 5 is just too much of a flibbertygibbet with all those aldehydes, Coco Mademoiselle is my guilty pleasure. A lighter richness than Coco – is is in no way a light perfume – it also has a sweetness from the mandarin and orange, and the feel of it is Coco skipping through the fruit groves, absorbing that happiness and losing its somber seriousness, until it falls exhausted on a bed of earth and jasmine, with juice dripping down it’s little arms. My favorite is the parfum, but the edp is completely lovely as well.
I know there are a lot of Neil Morris fans that comment here, and I’m also one of them. I love his Parfum d’Ida because, even though I haven’t met Chaya yet, it just feels like her. But I’m not covering that one today, instead I’m all over Gotham, with notes of Black Pepper, Yuzu, Rose, Narcissis, Amber, Pearl Musk, Myrtlewood, Tonka absolute, Labdanum, Russian Leather, Redwood, and Ambergris. This is dark, leathery, incense, definitely a scent for grown-ups. I love that peppered over leather and the earthy finish, it’s all narrowed eyes and steely Clint Eastwood stare from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. This is one of the vault perfumes. You can get them from the Neil Morris website, though I believe you’ll need to call or e-mail to buy the vault fragrances. I know many of you were talking about these in comments last week. I know the vault scents aren’t all listed on their website, so if those of you that have tried some of these would liked to chime in with your favorites and why, that would be great.