Oh, crap! I had this post started, then it failed in an autosave, and I have to do it again. Thank goodness I remember what names I drew!
Okay, two winners of the Neelah samples -Alnysie and Masha
Winner of the Denyse Something Special sample – bellemoon. You are so lucky. I love this thing Denyse made, and I’m enjoying her book too. Only a couple of chapters in, but it’s a delight to read about the process and the moments that happen in creating something.
Just click on the Contact Us button on the left, send me your address, remind me what you’ve won, and I’ll confirm I got your e-mail and off it will go in the mail. Enjoy!
On this glorious prematurely Spring Day, I just reached for something and sprayed it on – Frederic Malle L’eau d’Hiver. Odd choice, that. It’s not a favorite, but it was almost like I craved it. L’eau d’Hiver was inspried by Apres L’ondee, but I only vaguely see it. Hiver is like nothing, except it’s something. The subtraction, not the addition. Then I started thinking about all the Malles, so many of them I love and admire, some that I admire, but want to stay a good 20 feet away from (Therese!). What an amazing body of work that line has become, and it ages well. All the scents that started in the line are modern and wearable, while still having great artistic merit. I think I need to go meander again through the whole line. When the one I like the least calls to me, and I enjoy wearing it so much, even when it’s not a favorite, it’s time to look back at all of that line.
I think I breezed through it too quickly on my romp through perfumery, they all went in the big pile called “LOVE” and I thought I would spend more time with them. I’ve spent extraordinary amounts of time with En Passant and Carnal Flower, those two are so far under my skin, it would be impossible to live without them. Yes, both of them are on my personal “Turin Rocket Ship” list. For those of you that missed it, one of the funnest threads in blogdom many years ago was when Luca Turin had his blog and put down the ten scents he’d grab to take on the rocket ship when they told us the earth was blowing up in 5 minutes, you can only take ten with you.
My list has changed over the years some, but much stays the same. I’m relying on my fellow passengers to fill in on the things that I didn’t put in my perfume satchel.
Starting next week, I think I’m going to go back through all the Malles and talk about them and do some sample draws as well. Today is a push for time, though. We have tickets to Peter Pan ballet, and I’ve thought about the perfume to wear to this, an I’ve come up with the only thing I can wear – Carla Fracci Giselle. Cheap and pretty.
Favorite Malle or favorite perfume to wear to the ballet?