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Nose — only marginally better, but thanks for all the well wishes. I’m still insane with trying to catch up, and I always feel terrible when I don’t have time to respond to comments, but I know you guys understand.
So with the nose on half speed, you might have to take today’s reviews with a grain of, um, salt? Well, something like that. I’ve started uploading photos from our trip to my photoblog (link on the left there). The biggest problem I had taking pictures in Tuscany was that you would look at that view, put your camera up to your eye, take the picture, look at it and know that you just really hadn’t captured it. You’d gotten some of it, but essential parts were missing, and the person looking at the picture couldn’t really know what it really, really looked like. That picture above, I probably have about 50 shots taken over the course of four or five hours and into the night because I wanted to just, you know, “get IT.” And it wasn’t going to happen. So I carry around that countryside in my head, along with how the walled City of Siena looked, and that’s where parts of it will always stay.
Nasomatto, with the annoying lack of perfume notes listing, has a new perfume, China Rain. I’m a huge fan of their Absinth, though I haven’t found any of the others so far compelling enough to add to my personal collection. China Rain is, um, interesting. Soft and a little woodsy powdery’ish, but it has an underlying tinny earthy, almost humanish smell, just something that I can’t put my nose quite on – I sorta get it, but then it’s clear that I’m missing something, so I keep sniffing. I’m going to chalk not having a better feel for what it could be up to my nose not being up to par for now, but I find it weirdly compelling – not really beautiful or classic, just an interesting freak in the vein of freaks I like. Whether it’s $148 for 30 ml of extrait worth of compelling, I can’t say for anyone but me, but if you’ve liked the line and found it interesting or you like your perfumes to run to the more odd, you probably want to try this one. With a name like China Rain… it sorta reminds me of some parties I went to in the late ’70s and early ’80s. You know.
Then my sister left me a little of her Banana Republic Woodrose that her and Samanatha fell in love with. You know, it’s really just a nice, fun, pretty little perfume. I like it. The rose isn’t overly sweet, but it certainly feels very feminine, and the woods side of it isn’t earthy and uber-woodsy, just takes away a little of the sweetness. If you don’t like rose, this won’t change your mind. I’m assuming it runs in the same ballpark as the rest of their edts, about $30 for 100 ml or so, but it’s a great little soft perfume.
There, you’ve got the high and the low – interesting/expensive and cheap/wearable. To make up for my lack of commenting yesterday, let’s do a drawing! This for a sample of the Nasomatto China Rain. Just comment on the post, and you’ll be entered in the drawing!