Firstly, an update on the Caron split. One, I’ll likely be adding a Montaigne extrait split later, once I get more information on if it is available in an urn for a bigger bottle split. I believe it is significantly much more expensive, but how much more, I don’t know. Does anyone know the pricing on a big bottle of Montaigne, if it comes in a 200 ml? So if you are interested in that when it happens (probably after the first of the year), just email me so I can put you in the group once I get some specifics on possibility and price.
The rest of the splits, we are close to having a split on a 200 ml of Poivre, for sure we can do a 100+ ml split right now. We have at least a 100 ml split of En Avion. Or et Noir is halfway to a 100 ml bottle split. Narcisse Noir is actually Narcisse Blanc in the urns, so I’m skipping past that one at this point. There is interest in Tabac Blond, Acosia, Farnesiana, French Can Can and Pois de Senteur, but not enough for a bottle split yet. So if you are interested in any of those, e-mail me at pgeissler at gmail dot com and let me know which ones and what amount you’re interested in. If we do a 200 ml bottle split of any of these (except the Montaigne), the cost should be about $2.60 per ml, plus postage, etc., which shouldn’t add that much. If we do a 100 ml bottle split, the price will be about $3.40 per ml, plus postage, etc. Again, the cost will all be reduced if there is a Caron sale. Word is right now there probably won’t be a sale and that they are low on urn parfums, so be patient if they are out of stock.
Okay, enough of that, I’ll probably not update this but one more time next week and then close it.
Vanilla, almond and musk are the notes given for Castelbajac. I tested the EDP. This scent was one I had picked up shortly after it was released years ago, always liked it, and then lost it, and just rebought it again. Simply forgot how much I really love this clean, simple, slightly sweet scent.
Most reviews mention it smells like laundry, and it is very laundry-ish in the drydown, but it makes me think of sun-dried sheets kind of laundry, that fresh scent mixed with a skosh of almond — clean, crisp, soft, never overpowering. My mom used to pull out the old wringer washer once a month to do all the heavy laundry, mostly sheets, coats, rugs, etc. This day-long grinding chore was at the top of my detested farm activites list, until we’d start pulling those sheets off the line… heaven, and Castelbajac reminds me very much of that smell. If you like almond scents generally, but Rahat and other almond scents are just too, too much, this one might work for you. It’s a light almond, light musk and light vanilla. This is a definite comfort scent, and it’s widely available at discounters for a good price in the EDP.
Britney files for divorce… well, color me surprised that it took this long. Funniest part — they have video of Fedex getting the text message saying she was divorcing him. Now… that is coooollllllld.
Neil Patrick Harris comes out, maybe partly due to Perez Hilton’s constant haranguing him in blog posts. Now, it bothers me greatly that anyone would take another to task to make their personal sex life public. Am I wrong there? Or have we changed so much as a society that all gay people now have to make that public information? WTF?! Anyway, that’s what’s bothering me this week.