I heard about the Halle Berry and Ellen on the Ellen Show drinking her new perfume. I don’t think we need to do that here, unless y’all do that in the normal course.
First, let’s take a look at the notes. It’s a woody oriental scent. Top notes are Sicilian bergamot, fig leaves, and pear blossom layered over heart notes of freesia petals, hibiscus flower, and ultra mimosa. Bottom notes of sandalwood, driftwood, cashmere musk, olibanum sbsolute, and amber.
This goes on slightly perky with some nice floral bergamotty top peaks, interlaced with fig, but it doesn’t stay there. It quickly heads right into a slightly sweet, figgy, very soft musky scent. It’s warm, the freesia keeps it on the sweet side throughout its play, but not teeth achingly sweet, and it’s pretty addictive. It reminds me of several designer scents, but crosses between them enough that I can’t quit pin it down, so it will just be its own scent instead. It veers into the muskiness of Narciso, but it’s not as heady, more G rated. The bottom notes really get all the play here. I don’t get a lot of incense out of it, but that’s not a bad thing. I think it works perfectly as it is. I can’t find the pricing on it, but I’m fairly certain it’s very reasonable, sub $50 for 50 mls. If anyone does know the price, let me know. Longevity is pretty decent.
This is one of the few celebrity scents I like. Thought I have to admit Jessica Simpson Fancy, while too sweet to wearl for me, was pretty good for what it was and the target market it was going for. Halle does the same thing, but I’d happily wear this one – it’s easy to wear and I feel darn feminine in it. It would work, spritzed lightly, for day or heavier for night. Figuring how heavily discounted it will be when it hits discounters, you can figure this one is basically free.
So I’m browsing my Best Summit Hikes in Colorado book, planning out which summits we need to go up over the summer. There’s like 50 of these, and a lot of them are the little known summits that are not overpopulated with backpackers, and it’s going to probably take me 2-4 years to get through them, even I don’t do winter backpacking, which I’m thinking no right now, but experienced hikers say its really an amazing time of year to go, you just have to be hardened. Does this all sound a little crazy? We bought all of our backpacking gear during the big April snowstorm last week, and I’m still in sticker shock at how much it cost to outfit two people, and we still have one more to go, but he can wait until college lets out. Those of you that take your dogs hiking, pros and cons? I’m not taking Vinnie, the bulldog – he just doesn’t get really excited about exercising more than wrestling the cat. Buddy the lab, though, would just think this is heaven.
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