Have y’all ever sat down to write something relatively simple, only to find yourself flailing around, with thoughts of lilacs (blooming! Finally!) , sinus infections (OW!) and Very Fat Cardinals swirling around in your addled mind? No? Me neither (snort!). Yah, sure…
Anyhoo, while I was hoeing the vegetable beds it struck me that we do lots of giveaways and draws at Ye Olde Posse. Patty, March, Nava and I yammer on about how much we (insert emotion here) some juice, ask you guys to leave a comment, etc, somebody gets ‘winned’ and that’s that. We send the samples/decants out into the world and ……. The Giant Void Occurs. It hit me (while hoeing) that The Posse never gets to hear what you winnahs think about the juice you got!
This all started (while I was still hoeing) because, when LindaB won the Diaghilev, she took me at my word to ‘report back’ (thanks, Linda!!! )– and this is what she had to say (info: I sent some cotton balls with vintage Coty Chypre and Femme so she had a reference to what I was yarking about in the review) :
Wow, yes, it is utterly amazing. I almost have no words, but I’ll try. 🙂
First impression was wow, this thing is HUGE. Smells like money – seriously, like cash straight off the presses. I was immediately transported to my great grandmother’s powder room (a very good scent memory for me). It just smelled so “classic” and vintage. I hadn’t smelled Coty Chypre or Femme until your cotton balls and I definitely got the resemblance. Truly a kissing cousin to Mitsouko but somehow softer. I was also reminded of Chanel No. 5 EDP from like 20 years ago, if memory serves me right. I got no vanilla whatsoever but was hit with tons of oakmoss and rose all the way through. Because it seemed so huge at first, I imagined that there would be major sillage, but it just melded right into my skin and stayed close all day. I was huffing at my wrists every few minutes – co-workers already know I’m nuts but this turned a few heads, lol. Did a major cardio workout and expected that to explode this scent but it stayed exactly the same and just seemed to sink even deeper into my skin. By the end of today, I felt guilty for wearing this bombshell to just an ordinary day at work. This is a rich bitch that is deserving for a big night out on the town. My generous sample is now tucked away for safekeeping until I step out somewhere that is worthy of it. It’s currently flipping it’s hair at old Mitsy and and settling onto a chaise lounge in silk jammies and marabou slippers for a cocktail and a ciggie. 😉
I was thrilled to read what she had to say about it. Granted, she loved it, so – bonus! but it wouldn’t have mattered if she’d hated its guuuuuts (imagine if she’d won SM!). Getting the feedback was the cool thing.
So I want to throw it out to all Posse draw winners: we’d LOVE to get some feedback on what you thought of the stuff you got! Hate it? Bring it! Love it? Let us know. Meh? Mehsmerize us! Doesn’t matter when you got it – if you have some thoughts, email me at g mail – the address is chicocoascentsation (trying to duck the spambots here) – I’ll post some of your reviews along with links back to our original review(s). Please don’t worry if you hated what you got – that’s totally cool. In fact my perverse self is hoping some of you had a yuckolicious moment, like when I got a little scramb of Jeaux de Peau and had to grab onto the chair to keep from losing my lunch and fainting dead away. Okay, maybe it wasn’t that bad – but it would’ve made for a helluva review, wouldn’t it?
So send ’em on. Over the next few weeks I’ll put together some posts, with your thoughts!
Photo: handout from Miss America 2011 organization (is that Sharon Stone ??) – be glad I didn’t post Charlie Sheen’s mug – you know I was thinking about it…