I know I keep promising I’m back, then I forget. Habits are hard, I just need to get back INTO this one.
Let’s see, my puppy Anya had to have emergency back surgery for a blown disc overnight Sunday, and I”m waiting to see if she’ll get some use of her back legs again or not and to be released home in a day or two. I have four dogs, but I miss any of this ridiculously when they aren’t here.
But it’s almost fall, and I’ve fallen quite in love with a couple of new’ish floral gourmands. March and Anita started raving about those Maison Lancome thingies when I saw them this summer, and I became obsessed with them. So I got ahold of Tubereuses Castane and Parfait de Roses. I really want to smell the iris one and the jasmine one, but haven’t gotten around to them yet
You know, I spent much of my perfume life snarking about gourmands. Then I fell in love with well-done vanilla. Now, I seem to be pretty much obsessed by the ones that are good and comforting and make me happy.
So Tubereuses Castane – tuberose, chestnut (!), tonka, almond. Listen, you put chestnut in a celeb perfume, I’m going to be all in. I think it’s one of the smartest notes to put in a gourmand to make it interesting. Tubereuses Castane is warm and comforting and very snuggly, but it just has that funny little chestnut running around inside. I really love this scent and think it is a brilliant gourmand.
Maison Lancome Parfait de Roses – rose, labdanum, incense, vanilla, tolu. This is a smart, sweet, yummy rose. It is incense, not too overpowering on the rose, and not too candied. The incense is really used well to keep this from falling into Bubble Gum or sticky sweet rose. It’s not that at all.
Okay, now I need to smell more of these. Iris, the jasmine? I know I mentioned these before I got to sniff a couple. But loving what they are doing here. They are just nice, wearable scents that make you feel good. After a lot of years of hunting down the weirdest things in the world, these kind of scents make me happy!?
So two happy perfumes for me! Yeah. I have found a couple of others that I’m not hating on as well. More on those next week! I have tried the new Malle and Serge, and I’m still pondering those.
Let’s do something I have not done in a long, long time! We’ll do a drawing for a sample of each of these, and I’ll pick two winners. Just drop a comment (now working, March and the little Blog Fairy!) to be entered, and I’ll announce the winners next week