My apologies to the 176 of you that did not win. The 10 of you that did, as a reminder, are getting a 2.5 ml sample of the Bottega Veneta and Balenciaga L’Essence, then smaller samples of Chanel Jersey, Prada Candy and old version Caron Violette Precieuse. And those ten lucky people are:
Joanie, Lisa D, Claudia, Amy K, TK, Gwenyth, Alnysie, Ines, Tommasina and Joanna. so click on the Contact Us on the left, remind me what you won and send me your address. I’ll give you a quick reply once I get your e-mail (I don’t do it instantly, it may take a day or so), just so you know I got it and it didn’t land in the spam filter.
Chanel Jersey, I promised a review of this this week. Lavender, vanilla, white musks are the only notes I’ve been able to find officially linked to it. First spray, you get a lot of lavender, sorta like a drive-by lavender shooting. This works out spectacularly for me – not a fan of lavender in perfume, love it in the plant – but may not for those of you expecting a lavender-ama. This is its most interesting time, the first 60 minutes. The Lavender is sweetened and feels a little peppery, and this is the spot where it feels the most like the Carons. Not exactly, but the interplay of the notes just serves that up. Now, after the first hour or so, it gets much more generic. Still pretty, feminine, soft, but the musk gets a more clean’ish smell, the lavender fades, and that’s the place it smells more like fabric, warm and snuggly fabric that’s just been washed, definitely. Okay, but, well, you know. My answer? Just keep re-spritzing. Hey, it’s a big bottle, and the first hour is worth it. And after the first hour, I don’t hate it at all, I like it, just not the same kind of love.
So it’s a mixed bag, and I wish the whole scent was as good as it starts out. Anyone else smell it yet and have an opinion?
Now for my what has Patty learned this month. I learned how to do my own Shellac polish! I’ll still go in and have it done, but I wanted to fix my nails that chipped. I’m hard on everything, and I didn’t want to just leave my chipped nail hanging out unprotected, so I got the stuff so I can do my own repairs. I’m pretty good at it!!! Not great, and I won’t attempt a pink and white for a good long while, but the two nails I fixed look not horrible. Do we think shellac hurts our nails? Does the collective readership have an opinion on this?