Happy December!! Can’t believe the year is this far gone — how does this happen? Anyhoo, as I popped into Sephora on the last day of November to get my birthday gift, I spied a later addition to the Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen’s Elizabeth and James Nirvana line, called Bourbon. I rather liked several others in this series. Now I’m not much of a drinker at all, save for a bit of champagne on our anniversary and on New Year’s Eve. But I thought: this looks interesting, imagining a hit of bourbon booziness and some vanilla and woods, perhaps. So I took a small spritz.
Wowza! This baby started out with a boozy kick, jammed right on through the middle and on to the end: bourbon, indeed! I kept expecting some sweetening, a bit of softening, or some other interesting angles to pop up, but nothing doing. Notes per Sephora are tuberose, oak wood and bourbon vanilla. But any tuberose or vanilla in it was definitely MIA on my skin.
Bourbon grew a bit tedious for me, so I nabbed my sample of Indult Tihota to vanilla it up, and that made it more enjoyable for me. I think this one would work equally well on a guy, maybe even more so than for the ladies.
What boozy scents are your favorites? I know I like some, but after wracking my brain furiously, I can’t think of any. Maybe you all will jog my brain with your suggestions. Oh, wait — one did float to the top! I do get some champagne fizz action from Clinique’s Wrappings. Are they still making this and bringing it out just for the holidays, does anyone know? I haven’t been in a department store in a while, and no way am I setting foot in one this time of year, ha!
Hope everyone has a great week!!