There are a couple of perfumes that you sniff, and KNOW most people are going to probably hate it, but you fall in love with it. I’ve been watching the Fragrantica reviews on Byredo Mumbai Noise fall from like 3.9 to 2.53. Hey!
Yeah, there is this crazy coffee/davana thing going on with some oud oozing in between your nose hairs, but I think this is just peculiarly and weirdly great. I’m still wondering what the roundtable was like when they gave it approval to go to market with it.
It is everything I wanted Serge Lutens Arabie to be. A little meaty and oily and smoky and squicky with a big fat steaming cup of coffee on top. Notes of davana, coffee, tonka, agarwood, labdanum and sandalwood. How could this ever go wrong? Well, sure, it’s not for everyone or maybe even most people, but it is all the chaos and noise and density that makes Mumbai and Delhi what they are. I could never live there, but I have loved to visit and want to go back one day.
I am defiantly over here loving Byredo Mumbai Noise, and I will stand alone against the whole world on this one.
Okay, this is a quick review today, I’ve gotten roped into captioning a concert at the new Seattle arena tonight. Foo Fighters and Death Cab for Cutie! I’m super stoked. I am not great at remembering who does what songs, but how did I forget that Foo Fighters does Times Like These?
I am a little divided
do I stay or run away
and leave it all behind?
it’s times like these you learn to live again
it’s times like these you give and give again
it’s times like these you learn to love again
it’s times like these time and time again
Yeah, we need more of that every day. I’ll be super sleepy in the morning, they like to give really long concerts. I’m wearing Byredo Mumbai Noise and will be dancing in my chair until the early morning hours. xoxo
What was your fave concert you ever went to? Any time in your life? Or top three, if you cant’ narrow it down! Mine are ZZ Top, Peter Frampton and Sarah McLaughlan. Oh, crap and Leonard Cohen, it was his last concert he gave, I think, in Las Vegas. I’ll talk out Peter to throw in Leonard. I’ll do a random draw for two winners of a Byredo Mumbai Noise sample.
Oooh concerts…how I miss them. Well the best ones were in the 80-ies: Michael Jackson 1987, The Gap Band 1985, Stevie Wonder. I traveled for all three concerts to Munich.
Mumbai Noise – well, it sounds rather frightening 😀
Janis Joplin @ Winterland in San Francisco.
Almost all my favorite concerts have been quite a few years ago and almost all were at Red Rocks when we lived in Denver. Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor, Steely Dan. The best was when Tom Petty OPENED for Toto before he was a big deal. Haha – wish I had seen Tom again later before he died. I also really enjoyed a Karla Bonoff concert (does anyone else know her? I loved her music.) not at Red Rocks, but somewhere in Denver back in about 1981.
Rolling Stones. And Elton freaking John in a small private venue!!
Wow! Saw Elton John in early 70s, he was amazing. A small private venue would be so wonderful!
Ok I know I’m gonna sound like a dork, because I am one, but I grew up really sheltered and wasn’t allowed to go to rock concerts in my teen years. So all my concerts have been much later in life. Best ones: Fleetwood Mac Reunion tour around 2015, Ed Sheeran also @ 2015 with my teen daughter who idolized him at the time, and recently a fabulous Amy Grant concert. First time I’ve seen her live even though I’ve been listening to her music since 1984. Mumbai Noise doesn’t sound like my cup of tea, but I envy your excitement and joy over finding something awesome that is out of the ordinary!
Well, you made up for it! I’m still hoping Stevie will do her tour, and I’d travel to see her since I never got to see FM in concert. The first concert I went to was when I was a senior in high school for our senior trip day, and that was ZZ Top. So much fun, packed, everyone dancing on the floor. Wild excesses of youth
DNEM but omg. that sounds like a hot mess! A lovely, hot mess! Much like Mumbai.
Sigh. I miss travel. I miss…. a lot.
Fave concerts: My second Cyrus Chestnut concert, after we became buds – he would be so kind as to play errrythang I wanted him to play. Bless him!
Ahmad Jamal. Ever. Stankin. TIME.
I love hot messes! Okay, I have to go look up your concerts. You never went to a rock concert? Chicago, Kansas, REO Speedwagon?
Honey, I’m Afro-Latina, remember? In general we don’t do rock. 😉
Oooo – REO Speedwagon. I saw them in Anchorage Alaska, of all places. (My DH is from Chicago, IL and we were living in Anchorage.) It was a fun concert.
This fragrance sounds like a (rare?) attempt at a fragrance that lives up to its name and is probably love/hate it — Mumbai Noise should be … A LOT GOING ON. It sounds pretty fabulous, actually! And I LOVE that song, a song for our times. Tobin was super into the Foo Fighters for awhile, this makes me smile, have fun!
Foo Fighters were fun, but all that Mf’er words, I’m not used to captioning that stuff. I captioned Trevor Noah last week, I think? he keeps it mostly clean. That makes me happy that Tobin was into a classic!
I’ve seen Santana, Doobie Brothers and Rammstein in concert. Rammstein knows how to put on a show.
Oh, Doobie Brothers. Santana. I missed so many great concerts. Rammstein I bet does do an amazing show. They must totally blow the doors off. Foo Fighters do too, they show was almost 3 hours, which is a LOT. Bet Coldplay doesn’t even do half that when they do the hard open on Friday.
A toss-up between Joni Mitchell at the Armadillo World Headquarters and Leontyne Price at Bates Recital Hall. Please enter me in your draw!
Oh, Joni Mitchell, I am so jealous!!!
The 70’s was a prime time for concerts and boy did I go to concerts! All of them were my favorites…indoors…outdoors….had a blast every time! To name but a few…Santana, Jethro Tull, The Who, Rush, Roger Waters, Elton John…etc,etc. Took the girls to see the Jonas Brothers when they first came on the scene years ago and if you’ve never heard what twenty thousand screaming girls sound like…absolutely frighteningly, awesomely, ear shattering like nothing else!
I wish I had gone to more! What a great lineup. Well, except the Jonas Brothers. 🙂
Pls don’t enter me, but I’ll definitely be getting a sample of this from a place here. That sounds so interesting. Even if I don’t love it still worth trying. Concerts … Don McLean about six months after American Pie came out at a local high school; the Rolling Thunder review in NY to fundraise for Ruben Carter; Tenariwen.
Oh, fun, Don McLean would have been amazing I bet! I would have loved to seen Harry Nilsson in concert, though I’m not sure he did much touring. I think of the concerts I wish I had gone to and now never can. I think Mumbai is really interesting, it’s just tno going to get a ton of love for sure.
YAY! For music.
I think my order would be Prince, Violent Femmes, WHAM!
Mumbai Noise sounds fabulously terrifying.
THIS one screams Portia would love to smell it, but we can’t send anything to Australia right now. When is your post opening back up? I’m waiting on something to escape Italy right now, but their strikes and protests have shut down any of the merch in/outie in that country!
Our post is so weird Patty. They let some stuff through and other stuff gets lost or confiscated. No rhyme or reason. As there are almost no planes flying into Australia the mail is unbelievably slow as well for most things, up to two months. Might as well send it by water.
OMG Prince! I miss him so much…and WHAM!
I envy you in a positive way.
Have a wonderful time tonight.
I love that song too.
So many concerts, one of my joys in life. Difficult to choose only three.
Van Morrison, Natalie Merchant, Elton John.
Oh, it was a long night, finally go to bed at 2 and of course puppies were sleeping while I was working and wanted back up at 5:45. I need a nap! Elton John! I was hoping I would get to see him when he was back on tour this year, but then he canceled that!
The after-effects of staying up too late past our usual bedtime is the only downside of going to concerts. I wish bands performed matinees! 🙂
Mumbai Noise sounds dodgy but I’d love to try it. Favourite concerts were Dire Straits, James Taylor and Genesis.
Completely dodgy. I can’t imagine more than 20% of the people who smell it love it. I feel really lucky! Oh, my faves! I remember listening to a tape of Genesis nonstop for probably a month when I was 19.
Adele at Madison Square Garden
Earth Wind and Fire
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Adele, I’m hoping she can tour and I get to see her next time. Just an amazing belty voice. I did see EW&F too, and they almost made the list. What a great show they do!
Hmmm…Queen in 77, (in a small arena very close to where the Foo Fighters are performing), Steve Earle at a small performance space inside the Seattle Symphony Hall, and Alejandro Escovedo at the Tractor Tavern. Oh, and David Bowie!?
Queen has me very envious. I wish I had gone to a lot more live music when I was young and didn’t hate the crowds as much as I dod now. Now, my favorite concert venue, and it’s not even a question is Red Rocks outside of Denver. There is nothing like it, and everyone should listen to music there at least once in their life
Agreed Red Rocks is an amazing venue experience.
I’m envious of Queen as well ElizaC.
Queen put on an amazing show – I think we were about 14 or 15 which is the perfect age to stand for hours to get close to the stage. I have flashbacks to high school every time I see the Bohemian Rhapsody scene in Waynes World. Would love to see a show at Red Rocks some day – isn’t that where they filmed U2?
I am envious of you seeing Queen. Never got the chance to see them since Freddie Mercury died when I was 9.
Fave concert was with Andre Watts. Yeah, I love the classics. Good luck tonight. And I’d really like to smell Mumbai Noise!
Andre Watts would be much more of what I’d prefer now. I’m still hoping I can see Andrea Bocelli in concert too one day.