NEWSFLASH: The folks at MiN New York have lost their minds!!!! They have rescinded the 10ml vial.
Instead………they are offering a 100ml FULL BOTTLE! (tester, so you probably won’t get the little red corset. And who cares!)
(Musette is running around, frantically…trying to figure out how to change her name! LOL!. just kidding…but ..just barely!)
After a Summer of near-Biblical heat (I’m not sure the Bible talks a lot about hot weather..but it does talk about Hell. July and August qualified.But after two months of Scorched Earth we are now in storybook Autumn temps: cool nights and early mornings (making waking up both a pleasure and a bit difficult….hard to crawl out from under the duvet. Yes, THE DUVET! Snuggly!). And those glorious blue skies. Leaves are still green but the asters and mums are blooming and the hummingbirds are fluffing up, prepping to head on out for warmer climes. I am famous for loving ambers and heavy-hitters in the extreme heat but in Autumn? ….. there is something so…….right..about leather scents in Autumn. It’s like that snazzy swing coat, in buttery-soft leather, that will feel like tissue paper in February. In these perfect Autumn Days, though, it makes me feel like a queen. I find myself reaching for leather flowers (Neil Morris Leather Garden), Arabian Leather (Parfums d’Empire Cuir Ottoman, though I still think this one works best in triple digits), slicey leather (Bandit, with that acidic/acerbic lemon. Like sitting in a private train car with the most impossibly chic woman – friend? enemy? frenemy? you don’t know – you only know you want to be Just Like Her, with her mean self. But you know you never will…..then you look across the table…and you are REALLY taken with her sensuous, lynxlike cousin, Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Cuir Fetiche. She takes ‘aspirational’ to 11, in that way a Frenchwoman can make a white cotton shirt look like…..I don’t know..a Dior ballgown? This perfume reminds me of a Parisienne friend of my then-neighbor in Chicago; she was of ‘average’ looks, wore jeans and a sweater. Yet no one could take their eyes off her, she was just so polished and chic. Cuir Fetiche is like that, for me. I raved about this scent awhile back in this post. My love for it hasn’t changed one iota. I still think it’s one of the most sensual perfumes around and only wish I could rock those leather opera gloves once again. And maybe the red leather bustier. But for now I’ll aim for the gloves.
Now. You’re probably thinking ‘umm, Musette? Honey? You ALREADY reviewed this! We KNOW you love it. Hon, maybe you need to take your meds?!”. Yeah, yeah – meds in a minute. But what you don’t know, my darlings, is that the lovely Mindy Yang, of MiN New York, has decided to share a little of the Cuir Fetiche leather love with the Posse! It’s a 10ml vial (and let me just tell you how unhappy I am that I cannot enter this contest!). To enter all you have to do is go on Facebook and ‘like’ both Perfume Posse and MiN New York and we’d love it if you would leave a little comment! If you are not a Facebook user, that’s okay – We are not haters, no sirree! Just leave a comment here: what’s your favorite leather? (if you hate ’em ALL? say so!) . (I put the clickety-links in for you so all the heavy lifting’s done!). Heck, I’d dance the Mamooshka for 10ml of Cuir Fetiche. I am jealous.
The winner will receive the fabulous juice from MiN New York so you need to be okay with me giving them your name/address.
(and as weird as this is going to sound, he looks sort of……fabulous! This is from a Nip/Tuck episode. I never saw the show but…don’tcha just wonder what they nipped/tucked? Yikes!!!!!