Does this ever happen to you? You spritz or dab a new scent you’ve been dying to try, and after a few seconds, it’s instant FAIL? This happened to me not too long ago. I was so looking forward to sniffing Creed’s Aventus for Her, seeing as it had a green apple note in it, and I’ve really enjoyed that in several older scents. So imagine my surprise when I put it on and got hit with an undertone of oud? Oud? Really? Didn’t even see it listed in the notes or I would have been much, much warier of it. (Begging forgiveness from Musette, who really liked this, and any other fans out there.) So immediately my brain goes into emergency management mode: What do I have that might be able to rescue this? What fragrant first aid can I apply to mitigate the olfactory damage?
My standard go-to is Le Couvent des Minimes Eau des Mission cologne for this kind of rescue mission, but the Aventus for Her was too bright/floral to really work well with that. So I went poking through my samples and happened upon Tom Ford’s Venetian Bergamot. It’s fresh, it’s bright, and it just might be strong enough to render fragrant first aid to my wrist. And what do you know? A spritz of that did the trick and kept me from cringing every time I got a whiff of my wrist. Now I’m not going to wear this combo again anytime soon, but it is nice to be able to salvage something that was previously nearly unwearable and might have made me want to do harm to myself.
What about you? Do you have any scents that you reach for when the going gets rough and you need immediate first aid? Or do you head straight for the extra-strength Tide?
The only fragrance I really experienced a whopping case of GET.IT.OFF.NOW.BEFORE.I.RETCH. was Byredo’s M/Ink (sp?) and that sent me to the Tide posthaste and then everything else and his brother applied after that to mask what remained. Of course, some of you may really like that one, and I say, more power to you if you can wear it, but honey, you can happily have my share and more. 🙂
P.S. Am feeling better and so is the computer, so thank you for your well wishes and patience last week.