Before we get to the CB I Hate Perfume Rare Flowers, I have a couple of winners of the Le Labo Benjoin 19 samples. I’m waiting for my bottle to come back from Le Labo refilled, so a few days wait is likely. Weird story of how I got it. One of those arrange for it, paid for it, can’t get it shipped, then finally the person in Moscow ran across a friend flying to Los Angeles, so tucked the bottle in their checked bag, and they mailed it to us once they got here. Just a surprise when it showed up in my mailbox since I had no idea when, if ever, it would get here. Anyway!! Winners are – Lynne Marie and Glannys. Just click on the Drop Us a Line at the top of the blog, send me your address and remind me what you’ve won. I’ll shoot you back an e-mail so you know I did get it, and I’ll get it sent out to you probably next week. congrats, and enjoy!!!
I’m officially giving up on a sandalwood guide for now. Watch, now I’ve given up on it, hoping to look at it again in a few months, I’ll get inspired to write it. My deep apologies for all of you that were waiting for it. Not sure why sandalwood just isn’t inspiring me to write about it, there’s so many great sandalwood perfumes, but I just can’t think of anything to say except, well, pretty! This could be my general reference point now more than anything lacking in sandalwood.
So while we are smack dead in the middle of winter and an embarrassing Super Bowl loss, it’s time to turn our attention to the lush overblown, overripe flowers of summer – CB I Hate Perfume rare flowers. I’ve got Jasmine Sambac, Tuberose and Narcissus. Don’t have the other three at this point to try. Christopher Brosius used great natural materials, many he uses in other of his fragrances. You can smell the quality.
CB I Hate Perfume Jasmine Sambac is a rich, pluffy jasmine. Not overly rank, but with a nice indolic edge to it. CB I Hate Perfume Tuberose is a greenish tuberose, a little mentholated, that somewhat rubbery smell to it. CB I Hate Perfume Narcissus is a little hay-like and narcotic. There’s not a lot to say about these except they are beautiful exemplars of the flower. Even though a soliflore, each of them is super-wearable on their own or, you know, mix and match. I’ve got all three on as I write this, and I am blooming like an overripe hothouse. I normally don’t care much for soliflores, but these are gorgeous. Throw some CB Musk on under it, and you’ve got a veritable smutty fantasy for your nose. The drawback is the price tag. I know how much great natural raw essences cost, so I don’t begrudge one cent of the price tag. This is a set that I’d collect some of your pals and do a bottle split on several of them so you can do some combining, then layer it over Black March or Musk. Now that I keep talking about it, you know what I’m heading off to do? That’s right, get some musk.
Of course we are doing a drawing for a set of these. I’ll give away three sample sets. Just comment for entry into the drawing. Did you watch the Superbowl? I didn’t, I just heard about it later because, well, I just don’t care about football that much, unless it’s the Kansas City Chiefs. But I am most annoyed that HBO pulled True Detective because of running up against Super Bowl. Is anyone else watching that? I’m completely addicted and bewitched by that. It’s probably the best television since The Wire that I’ve seen. It was just a placeholder until Game of Thrones came back on in April, but now I’m thinking Mr. Allrightallright is genius.
Okay, back to prepping for another wintery blast this week. Snow all week and freezing temps. Joyous! I had hoped to have another knitting project ready to show you, but i got held up being one skein short, ordered two, and the dye lot was just too wrong. Had to order two more skeins just in case, and, yes! perfect dye match. So back to finishing that project up. Next week!