Winner of the Fleur de Narcisse sample is — Nina. Congrats! Just click on the Contact Us button over there on the left and let me know your name/address, and as soon as my meandering from Germany bottle shows up, I’ll get you a sample mailed!
Ever have an overlooked everyday gem? I just tried the new Gwyneth Paltrow Limited Edition of Pleasures from Estee Lauder. Notes of lilies, peonies, jasmine, Karo-Karounde blossoms and the Baie rose. I used to love many Lauder scents… Cinnabar, Private Collection and White Linen… but I had never gotten around to trying this, and it has been around for a while. This is a really lovely light floral — not pretentious, heavy or with a lot of eccentricities…sheer and pretty and fruit-free. I don’t believe this Limited Edition varies from the original scent, except it comes in a very pretty pink bottle. What I like the most about this scent is you can wear it every day when you just don’t know what else to wear, and it’s a great gift for someone who you aren’t sure likes perfume or you don’t know what they like. Am I changing my wicked ways? No, not likely, but there’s something about appreciating nice, clean, light scents. You can’t wear Tubereuse Criminelle every day or it would lose its charm.
What are your favorite everyday scents? Not the niche, hard to get ones, but something that is easily accessible for most people, price-wise, smell-wise and you can actually find in many stores?
Mine have to be the Hermes scents, now that they are avilaible at pretty decent price points at discounters, and that includes eau de Merveilles, both of the un Jardins, Terre D’Hermes and for a dress-up scent, 24, Faubourg.
Tomorrow I have a review of Armanis’ new foundation! Made possible only because Barney’s finally is getting most of the orders out from their bag event. Someone remind me not to do the bag event next year.