I had Venezia years ago, a small bottle, and I gave it to my sister, for resons I don’t recall now. She fell in love with it and would just swoon every time she talked about it. Since then, it seems everyone loved this perfume. What in the world did I miss when I had it many years ago.
Of course it became discontinued and is now harder to find than a 20-year-old virgin.
Introduced in 1992, it is an oriental, with notes of mango, prune, black currant, rose, jasmine, Ylang-ylang, iris, cedar, civet and musk. March got a small bottle of it and sent it on to me. So exciting to finally have my hands on this little bottle, I couldn’t wait to splash some on and wait for the magic to happen.
Well, I’ve had it on for a while, and there’s just no magic at all. It’s pleasant enough, but my expectations were up pretty high that this would be stellar. And it’s just, well, okay. Pleasant enough, but I’m not getting that spectaculr scent vibe, it’s like only a couple of notes are coming through, the rose and jasmine? Maybe this is one of those where I can’t smell all the notes. Am I missing something? I swear, it’s something with me and older scents, we just don’t get along well or it’s missing some notes because it’s older or my nose is just being “challenging.”
Reminder that Neiman-Marcus is having their beauty event this week, on Thursday. Lots of lines are giving great free gifts with purchase. I think Saks has an event coming up soon, as does Barney’s. How do I know this? Probably every salesperson at three or four counters in each store has called to let me know. It’s great to have your credit card be so popular.
Also, I have the new Serge Lutens Mandarine Mandarin winging its way to me now, so hopefully we’ll be able to have a review of that in the next week or two!