I’m not going to sit here an whine about too many things. I just want some validation. Who amongst us is sick of falling in love with a beautiful, hypnotic gem of a perfume only to find it gone in 60 seconds? 31 Rue Cambon is one of the most gorgeous scents I have smelled. I spray it on quite liberally and it’s like I missed my body. I thought it might be my nose, so I ask those around me what I smell like…..after some convincing that I’m not completely insane they say they don’t smell anything either. Bel Respiro and No 18 hate me too. Let’s move on from Chanel….practically anything that isn’t heavy duty edp seems to disappear immediately after hitting my skin…like my skin is some frightening neighborhood and the molecules run away screaming. This next peeve is my own fault, so I’m calling myself out on it….buying unsniffed only to find the little sucker either horrific or completely and utterly boring….which is worse? Each time I vow not to do it again (if it’s a full bottle) and within a week I’m sucked in by the notes or the reviews. On a completely unrelated topic….Perfumes: The Guide is one of the most hilarious gems to come along in a while. My thoughts on the whole topic…it’s not as if Luca and Tania are trying to convince us that something we love is wrong and we should stop wearing it. If we have no idea, in their opinion, the five and four starred reviews are worth checking out. I was particularly impressed with Ms. Sanchez’ writing and reviewing capabilities. I hope they continue to update the reviews and I would love some vintage reviews as well (some are included in the reviews of updated scents). Well done guys.