Couple of things. First, we have had a lot of people interested in writing, and that’s so exciting. We will be having a lot of new faces over the next few weeks. I’ll be asked everyone that starts writing to introduce themselves first, tell a little bit about how they got here. By “here,” I mean this odd little corner of the internets where we talk about perfume and skank and pre-shower post-coital sex smell and dead gophers and crypt smell (not in a bad way) and it’s this hugely entertaining mash-up that’s not for everyone, but, hey, you’re here, so you wear the weird beautifully, friend. They all so far have wonderful, unique voices, and they totally fit in here, so as they show up, please make them feel welcome. I know you’ll do that, but try not to make it too weird their first time out.
We are hoping with this influx of articles to start having posts on the weekend, and if we get enough submissions, we may start stacking posts and having !gasp! more than one post a day. I know, I sorta giggled thinking about that too. Okay, probably not, but it was fun to think about it for a sec.
Guerlain Myrrhe et Delires is the latest installment in the Guerlain L’Art et la Matiere line. I adore this series of perfumes and could wear one of them every day for a year and be perfectly content. It’s Guerlain Candy – really expensive plush nougat, to be sure – but absolute candy fluff butter. Slightly sweet and vanillic, it doesn’t have any “hard” notes to wrap your mind around and learn to love while you’re being deeply disturbed. It goes on silky smooth and luxurious, no surprises,snags or rough spots. I have this beautiful silk charmeuse caftan I wear around the house every now and then when I want to feel pretty and ohsoposh. It’s ’70s style with a lace-up tie n the front. When that thing goes over my head and slides down my body, it is the Art et la Matiere line of perfumes enveloping me in their fluffy cloud.
Myrrhe et Delires doesn’t disappoint me by being so easy to love, it has this lovely open that nibbles just a little bit before I splash down in those plump Guerlain vanilla pillows and bury my head in that satiny base that vaguely whispers myrrh into my ear. And I don’t care if it might give me a toothache if I wear it too long because it doesn’t make me think or disturb my enjoyment. And really? I smell so good. Notes of Grapefruit, Black Pepper, Pink Pepper, Pear, Myrrh, Iris, Rose, Incense, Licorice, Patchouli. Not that you should care about that list because it’s just Plush Plump Perfume.
Next week I’ll return to my Frederic Malle revisit, provided my attention span lasts that long, but it’s more likely we’ll detour to Mandy Aftel’s Ghost Town Sepia, which I’m trying to ignore on my other hand – you know, that disturbing and bothering me scent that’s keeping me from curling up and falling asleep in the arms of Thierry Wasser’s liquid velvet, Myrrhe et Delires.
It has been forever since we did a giveaway. Yes, I know I have those ones from last week, but I’m still working those out in my head, and then I’ll let a sample set go. Let’s do a draw for three samples of this PlumpPlushPerfume from comments. What perfume do you love to cuddle up in that doesn’t make you think, or is there a line that does that for you? Or do you avoid them entirely?