Well, Memorial Day has come around again and as is usual in Los Angeles, we have what is known as “May Grey.” I was in ScentBar the other day (I know, shocker that..) and I cadged samples of a couple of releases from Rundholz perfume, specifically “Feb. 14, 1912” and “20 Mars 2022.”
I’m not quite sure what the dates are about; obviously 2022 is in the future and as for the 1912 date I can only find the fact that Arizona became the 48th American state. Somehow I don’t think it has anything to do with that.
1912 was the one that I initially preferred: the milky licorice opening shouldn’t have worked for me but did and I am a sucker for a good orris. This one has it in spades.
But in this week of morning drizzle and almost day-long grey skies, the peppery, fruity 2022 was the one that I found myself enjoying the most. That opening goes to a delicious drydown of musky vanilla and smoky incense that not only stood up to, but warmed up the chilly days. I rarely get compliments on scent that I am wearing (mainly I hope because I am not wearing enough that you can smell it from across the room) but at an event yesterday I was wearing this when I was asked into a photo with my hostess. As we got close for the snap she said “my goodness, you smell good!”
Both of these have pretty great lasing power (I could smell 2022 on my sweater the next day) and since you don’t need much I suppose $120 for 50ML isn’t even that dear these days (my sample was asked for and given by LuckyScent.) I’m going to enjoy it over the holiday weekend where I will work out my new tire and burn some of that expensive summer gas with a road trip, perhaps to Ojai and it’s groovy outdoor bookstore.
So what are your plans for Memorial Day weekend if you have them? Let’s discussed in the comments.
Once again, no photo because WordPress hates my old, old MacBook and it’s old, old OS.