Today’s a quickie because all the kids are home underfoot until school starts next week and I have a work project to attend to. The girls and I had a great time smelling some new scents from Demeter:
Tootsie Roll. I am the Tootsie Roll Queen. The Tsarina of Tootsie. They are my drug of choice for movies, winter nights, and moody blues, and I bet you five bucks there’s at least one wrapper in the bottom of my handbag right now. So it is with some authority that I pronounce: this fragrance, my friends, is no Tootsie Roll. The girls and I agree: it is Canned Chocolate Frosting. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. To those of you who are now thinking, who the heck would want to smell like a Tootsie Roll? I reply, who would want to smell like half the stuff we wear?
Also slightly off kilter: Junior Mints. It’s chocolate-y and minty, yes, but has an additional cookie accord that makes it, in fact, much more reminiscent of Girl Scouts Thin Mint cookies. I want a box now, so am thinking this would not be a good fragrance if you are dieting.
Tropical Dots — It’s been awhile since I’ve eaten these, but the girls felt it was right on target. What I find amusing is the fact that I think you could stick it, sans label, next to the Escada summer LEs and various similar scents at Nordstrom or Macy’s and it would blend right in.
Finally, there is:
Swimming Pool, an oddball thing that does in fact smell like an idealized swimming pool, sort of along the lines of Snow — a broad-brush scent that is appropriately chemical with maybe a little touch of the surrounding lawn and some warm concrete. Ultimately we decided it is significantly less skeevy than the smell of our pool, which if bottled would probably be labeled Sewer.
In closing, let me once again wax poetic over the range of fragrance coverage in the new issue of Allure (September) which arrived today — interesting fragrances referenced in various features, in addition to the regular Frederic Malle Fragrance Guy column (maybe they can get Lagerfeld to be Dress Dude?) and a nicely-thought-out article on the unisex fragrance trend, including asking various couples to try out some scents. I am particularly pleased with the Allure coverage because Allure seems targeted to a relatively young audience, and broadening the perspective of young female consumers regarding the simple existence of fragrances like Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille can only be a good thing.
If you need me I’ll be by the pool, reading Allure. Bring me a Coke, will you? And some more Tootsie Rolls.