Well, we have had the last vestiges of “Winter” here in SoCal this past spring, complete with cold rainstorms and days without sun. Now the upside of this is that our drought is officially over (for the moment) and that I have been rediscovering some of the heavy-hitters I normally don’t wear this time of year, except at night for myself: Uncle Serge’s Borneo, with its slightly burnt cacao and patchouli combo that should have sent my Angel loathing self heading for the hills rather than to a bell jar. Or his Mandarine Mandarin which opens with tart celery before wamng up to the delightful orange. Or perhaps my hands down favorite: Musc Kublai Kahn, which has been known to send strong-hearted men running for the hills but on me is simply the cuddliest thing ever.
Now it seems however that summer is finally here and we are going to get the temps more associated with SoCal (if not I hope a repeat of last year- multiple 110 degree days are not my idea of fun, even if my pad has central air. The issue is somewhat exacerbated by the fact that I have been in a rather ennui kind of place with new releases: So many of my favorite Houses have either reformulated or been swallowed up by Estee Lauder. So I put my self in the hands of you, Tonstant Weader (not to Dorothy Parker) as to where I should turn next. Thoughts? Suggestions? Please leave in the comments; they will be greatly appreciated.