I really thought I’d get a post done tonight, but my mother had surgery this morning to fuse her ankle, and she was in surgery for four hours, then in recovery for five hours, and we finally got home about an hour ago, and I’m just pooped.
I did make it into Barney’s in Las Vegas and sniffed quickly Malle’s Portrait of a Lady and the two new ouds from Byredo. The Malle had some promise on the open, little skank going on, but then it settled into a really pretty rose fragrance that I’m sure will work for plenty of people, but it’s not one I need to spend my money on.
The new ouds from Byredo were okay, the Oud Immortel appealed to me most, and I would like to spend some more time with it, but neither struck me as some great new take on oud.
The most interesting/entertaining smell in India was when the plane landed. We had barely landed, and Delhi’s smell started permeating every square inch of the plane – smoke and humanity. Smoky, pungent, feral. I laughed out loud when I figured out what it was.
So are any of you wishing for a fragrance for Christmas? And what is it, if you are?