Anyone around today? Don’t blow up your hands with Fireworks, you need them to depress the spritzer on your perfume.
Bvlgari Black was something that March called evil or wrong or both. Because I love most of the Bvlgari scents, I just couldn’t believe that they could create anything less than at least something that smells good or interesting or both. Spritzing this on tentatively, I was prepared for black tar and chicken feet. What I got was something that hovers between Donna Karan Black Cashmere and Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur when it first goes on, a lot dark, a little sickeningly sweet musk and definitely interesting. The drydown turns into a delicious black tea scent with some woods thrown in, no vanilla, or at least one that’s like vanillla ice cream on cherry pie, and just a skosh of Texas asphalt highway in August. Just a delight. You can find this about anywhere, discounters, eBay, for a song.
(Picture from SurrealArt.com)
Ms. Aromascope, owner of a huge catch-and-release Lemming Farm (depicted above), sent me a skosh of Yosh’s Ginger Ciao 2.27 a while back. I’ve really tried to avoid the whole Yosh thing because (1) I keep hearing they are beautiful and (2) they are obscenely expensive for just a little bit of oil. I’m no stranger to extravagant spending on perfumes. Still! $130 for 8 mls? Notes of Arabian sandalwood, ylang ylang, neroli, black coconut, Kenya lily, basil and ginger. Okay, I get it, this is a really beautiful scent, very soft, beautifully blended, but this definitely stays in my category of “Perfume I’d just as soon as somebody gift me with because I can’t bring myself to pay that much for so little” (I’m a volume kind of gal). I’d love to have it in my fragrance wardrobe, it is elegant and refined and incredibly lovely, but I’ll never buy it for myself. If my husband or sons are reading this… you know what to get me for my birfday or Christmas or Valentine’s Day or Anniversary or… or…. (insert any occasion that would warrant an extravagant gift) Available at La Creme Beauty.
What perfume would you love to get as a gift, but won’t buy for yourself? Also, I have a bottle of Hypnotic Poison that’s just not me. First person to tell me they want it in comments gets it mailed to them.