Okay, the never-ending headache got me this week (allergies?). It is showing signs of diminishing this morning with the cool and rain, but not enough for me to form a decent thought about a perfume.
I was thinking about reviewing the new Puredistance Sheiduna, but Tom covered that. Also, the sample I got had leaked, so I barely have enough to review, and no samples to give out in a drawing – hate doing a review if I can’t do a giveaway of a couple of samples. Super sad about that. The two new Zoologist perfumes are ones I’m anxiously awaiting, Nightingale and Macaque. I love what that brand is doing, and my general irritation with mainstream and large brands increases daily, and I just feel more inclined to support small brands like them and Puredistance, Andy Tauer, DSH, Mandy Aftel, Amouage (are they still small? they feel like it) Neela Vermeire, Ormonde Jayne, etc. Also playing around with the Phuong Dang perfume line, and a few are quite good.
Do you find yourself feeling like that? I keeping finding the quality is excellent in those small brands and then I wonder why I spend time with the big perfume houses ever. I keep sorting how I feel about Le labo and Malle, who were bought by Estee Lauder, but so far – other than the same reformulation woes all brands had to suffer through – they appear to continue doing business as they always have, but with a little more accessibility in stores. I’m in a wait and see on those, but I really did have a lovely time layering Le Labo Patchouli and Vanille yesterday. It’s my favorite fall perfume combo.
Winners of the last drawing for a wide array of random perfume samples – lisaindenver and jenbat. Just click on Drop Us a Note at the top, send me an e-mail, remind me of what you won and get me your mailing address. I’ll send you a quick e-mail to let you know I got your e-mail and it didn’t land in a spam filter and then get it on the way to you. I only check Posse e-mail like once a week, so it can take a few days sometimes to respond there – which reminds me I need to go check that e-mail box.
I do need a giveaway this week as an apology for this nonpost. How about three sets of samples of the new Zoologist Nighingale and Macaque. I don’t have them yet, but should by next week when I announce the winners and hopefully do a review, though it ma