Hey there Perfume Posse, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies finding some samples in a little baggie hiding in my cupboard I have brought them forth ad we can smell them together. Today I have a carded manufacturers 2ml spray sample. An excellent size and I love that it’s spritzable so you get a similar scent experience to the bottle. I have less than a ml left because I remember when I got this and I was SO into it that the first two days I wore it. At the time I thought it was going to be a full bottle. I wonder why I didn’t grab it then? MMMMM Let’s go.
French Lover by Pierre Bourdon for Frederic Malle 2007
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Spices, galbanum
Heart: Incense, cedar, angelica
Base: Oakmoss, vetiver, white musk
Imagine if CHANEL 19 had been made with a man in mind, French Lover.
Photo Stolen Flickr
French Lover is a green opening that turns spicy, wood, moss and amber (yes I know it’s not in the notes) concoction that is at once as prim as CHANEL 19 and at the same time quite definitively ready for action. Not a MASCULINE per se but if CHANEL 19 were made while thinking “for men” then my feeling is that this is what you’d get. A man in mind but ultimately extremely wearable for both sexes, and who says a French Lover has to be a man?
Photo Stolen Flickr
Galbanum is good, here Pierre Bourdon makes it fabulous and it’s lovely green/resinous character lasts. The wood smells expensive and the spices rich with a greenish kick still through the heart and heading into the dry down. Sadly French Lover then collapses on my skin. I get about 4 hours of lovely fragrant fun and then all of a sudden French Lover is gone. Fricken TYPICAL! The four hours that I get are so divinely gorgeous that I am still thinking of a purchase though….. but I do know why I didn’t purchase then. It wasn’t just the distraction thing, there is a genuine flaw between my chemistry and French Lover. Damn It.
Do you ever fall head over heels and then get distracted by the next thing that comes in the mail, or by your next purchase? Conversely, how do you keep your focus on the frags you have? Or do you have samples locked away in baggies that you can’t remember why you didn’t fall head over heels for? Do you ever go back and retry?