Nothing is really capturing my attention for any kind of in-depth review, but I do have a bunch of samples and scents running around here that are begging for a quickie, so let’s just plug our nose and do it. I can’t believe I’m doing this right after a shower.
Calvin Klein Beauty – bottle is really pretty, the scent is not fruity, generically floral, a little bright, but doesn’t skew young, though a younger person could wear it pretty happily. Generically pleasing and nonoffensive. Don’t they say that women rated the prettiest have the most average facial features? I expect it should do pretty well, even though no one will remember it. Datability – it could probably make you to the meet the parents stage, but you’d need something more to close the deal
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soleil – I really like these beachy ELs, probably more than I like most of the things they do except the old Cinnabar. This year’s take on BG, it’s perkier, with some bright top notes. I’m not sure that I like it better than the original, but it’s a nice, fresh variation for hotter summer days when the regular BG may be a little too heavy. At $55 for 100 ml, I’m not sure you can go wrong. Datability – summer fling only.
Estee Lauder Wild Elixir may not be all that wild, but it’s sparkly on the top like champagne bubbles, then drops into green floral territory that’s really pretty nice. It doesn’t have a lot of that Estee Lauder “perfumey” feel to it, which is great as well. Again, you won’t remember it next year, but maybe not all of the scents we were need to imprint in order to be worthy. It would be easy to wear, probably leans more younger in feel, but I’d feel comfortable wearing it, too. Datability – “Who was that girl you dated a few years ago, started with a K, or was it a C?”
Keiko Mechieri Tuberose. Not feeling it. Too plasticky, even though tuberose tends to that. It needs something else. Like a scrub off my finger. Sorry, Keiko! Datability – “Oh, wait, my buddy is waving me over over, nice meeting you!”
Aquolina Pink Sugar Sensuelle. Don’t hate. Every now and then I like spritzing on the Pink Sugar and totally feeling my inner sugar goddess. It doesn’t last long, but that syrupy sweet gooey thing is a little luxurious in a world where I think I’ve outgrown it. I like this version better than the original, it’s a little deeper. Now, for some, that’s a bug, not a feature, but when I’m sinking into the sugar sigh, might as well go all in. Datability – Good, sweet hook if the guy doesn’t mind the good, sweet hoook.
Well, yes, this has been a downscale week. Not sure why, guess I’m all niched out with all those big bucks bottles that have been coming out the last couple of months.
Okay, worst perfume mistake you made on a date? I haven’t made one in a while, but it has to be the days of Giorgio, and for about three weeks, before I realized that stuff was toxic in anything bigger than an eyedropper drop, I spritzed it on and went out. I think I made myself sick before the night was over.