Hey! It’s your lucky damn day if you’re reading this – or it could be for ten of you!
The nice folks at Coty Prestige – makers of Bottega Veneta’s new perfume and Balenciaga L’Essence – sent me a press release, I of course do what I always do,
beg — er, asked for samples for me and however many of you I could get them for, and they sent me generous amounts of both scents that I’m going to decant into 10 2.5 ml spray decants to give away. AND My Chanel Jersey came in as well as my personal bottle of Prada Candy. So, yeah, I’ll throw in samples of each of those in the giveaway too. Last of the bonus pack (partly as guilt because I still haven’t done that ginger thing yet) a sample, if you want it, of the vintage version of Caron’s Violette Precieuse. I wonder why I ever wear anything else? So Ten commenterss drawn at random will win.
The Bottega Veneta – what March said. Plush, luxurious leather, exactly the way those great
1k — 2k plus handbags smell like. Anyone know exactly when 2k become the new 1k for luxury handbags? Pretty soon a Birkin will be practically free at 9k. It’s a great scent, easy to wear, upscale, not pervasive enough that you’ll start smoking people out of the next cubby, and you’ll probably get asked what you’re wearing about a zillion times, and you’ll feel like the inside of a super-plush leather bag, minus all the candy wrappers and keys poking you.
I ran BV by the youngest son, who by now is used to me sticking things under his nose to get his opinion on it, elder son has never had any patience for this game, and he says he could wear it. I’m not saying he WOULD, but he has decants of Le Labo Rose 31 he takes with him everywhere. BV is not strongly feminine, just a nice soft leather. So guys shouldn’t be running the other direction on this just because they are displaying it in the women’s section. I think it would smell hot as hell on a guy. It may or may not work for you, though, cuz, well, you’re not me.
I don’t have any notes on the Balenciaga L’Essence or the Jersey yet, sorry! I spritzed quickly on both, but wound up obssessing over the BV and Prada Candy (yes, again and still).