I’m done babbling about Santa Fe except to say the drive down from Denver was GLORIOUS! I’d never been in that part of the country before, only having seen it from a plane to-ing and fro-ing from either coast. Omgosh. What stunning vistas! Where I live you can see storms rolling in – but it’s somehow…different out there. Way more majestic. I now know where NORAD is (or at least I think I do – who knows. That thing could actually be in Arkansas for all we know) and Patty now knows there are at least two Culver’s within a 90-min or so drive from her, should she start jonesin’ for Lemon Ice.
During the drive to Santa Fe we talked about Life, Love and Perfume – and I sampled the new CREED, Aventus for Her. I like several of the CREEDs but have never understood the rabid (as in almost unpleasant) fandom that Aventus engenders in the heart of so many perfumistas (usually called CREED Fanboys). I swear, the fights sound like they will turn into IRL brawls! Interestingly, those rabid fans created a negative impression of Aventus – and I dismissed it. Luckily there are no rabid fanboys (or fangirls) for Aventus for Her – yet. So!
What about it, huh? Well! It’s interesting and lovely. It opens a bit like a masculine, which is unusual for a CREED feminine – and I nearly ‘meh’d it because of that. Glad I didn’t because that opening morphs (in lightspeed) into a very pretty green apple & bergamot scent. Wait a bit longer and that morphs (more slowly and quietly this time) into a gorgeous rose and sandalwood scent that holds its own through the peachy-ambery drydown – and y’all know how I love roses and peaches. And you now how I love ‘pretty’. This one really is lovely and I predict it will be the cause of much rabid fandom!
My original sample was via Patty @ Surrender to Chance (surrendertochance.com) but when I came back from Santa Fe, I had a package from my beloved Andy @ Neiman Marcus, containing two fat 2ml samples. I would love to share both of those with you guys – tell me a CREED story . Or a Neiman Marcus story. Or a story about perfume rabies. Or all 3. Whatever works for you. I’ve been great about getting out giveaways so get to it!
I haven’t forgotten about the curtains/the brothel. Ooooh! and Tuberose!
I’ll see you on Tuesday and we’ll yap then!