First, the dates for the Swapmania after all the voting – by just a couple of votes, May 17/18 it is! Look for a post on May 16, Friday, telling you what to do.
Before I talk about Mendittorosa Id, can we just have a brief chat about a couple of television shows that are giving me really big WTFMoments? Game of Thrones last week’s episode completely went into the weeds from the book. when I was watching, I kept thinking, um, I don’t remember this in the books. then quickly decide my memory really sucks and I just didn’t remember it. But, yes, I was right, what they did in the episode was not in the books. For a fan of the books, taking this kind of left turn is super-exciting – I have NO idea where it’s going now.
And Mad Men? Anyone watching that? Don’s return to the office was so not what I expected. Humbling, tedious, anxiety. By the time he got called into the conference room to hear what was going to happen, I felt like it was me. And his decision? Won’t spoil it for anyone. I’m still puzzling it all out.
And those two things lead pretty nicely into Mendittorosa Id. An oriental, but not just that. Not what I expected, but better in ways that I can’t really explain. I’m sad that it’s spring and I wont be wearing this much until fall because it’s heavier than I like for spring/summer. I first smelled the Mendittorosa Odori d’Anima line at Pitti Fragranze in Florence last fall and loved the line. I was thinking when I quickly tried them all that South would be the fragrance I’d love the most, but it turns out that Id keeps me more interested.
Notes of ravensara, jasmine, iris, birch, oud, cinnamon and labdanum make up Mendittorosa Id. Warmed cinnamon and incense, which is pretty charming alone, but it also has a lovely floral heart. That keeps it from being a much heavier oriental in the line of Opium or Poison. It opens strong and softens, opening into the florals and leaving the heavier notes to sing backup quietly and insistently. This one will be in steady rotation for me when the weather turns cold again.
We haven’t done a giveaway in a while, so let’s do a set of all five of the Mendittorosa fragrances to three lucky commenters. Drop a comment to be entered to win. So have you managed to avoid the Game of Thrones or Mad Men television habit, or are you hooked on one or the other or both? Over them or still think they are good tv?