New skillz I had no idea I had – map and compass. Who knew? Something about plotting points on a map feels like I’ve been doing it forever, and it’s a buttload of fun. Now, whether I’ll be able to translate that into finding my way in the wilderness? Well, I and you will know in a month or so. If you don’t hear from me after my graduation hike, you’ll know.
There are a few guy scents that I’ve co-opted in my perfume meanderings. I don’t do it as much as some of my perfumista friends do (Hi, March!). Dior Homme is at the top of that list, it’s just a great fragrance for men or women. I’ve added another men’s fragrance to that list, YSL’s new La Nuit de L’Homme.
I can’t really tell you why I like it as much as I do, except it is cuddly as all get-out on me, despite some classic compilation. Notes of bergamot, cardamom, lavender, vetiver, cedar and coumarin make up the scent. I get very mild lavender, just kind of a soothing background noise. Mostly, I get coumarin and cardamom. It’s spicy and warm, and the combination almost takes it close to the coffee area. I just want to curl up with this bottle with the freaky too-big cap and hug it all night. Don’t veer off into kinky thoughts, y’all.
There’s a traditional masculine feel to it, but the spice notes take it into a more interesting place. It’s almost a little too masculine for me to wear, and I’d wear it lightly. While not a groundbreaking scent, I find it just purely comforting and suededly cuddly and soft with enough spice to make it warmer and interesting.
So how many of y’all wear men’s scents, and which are your favorites?
Winners of the Pdn Le Temps d’Une Fete samples are: Melissa, Elizabeth and Joe. Just click on the contact us button over there on the left and send me your address and make sure to remind me what I’m sending you.
Let’s do a drawing for two of the new YSL samples too. I’ll do a drawing from comments.