First — Winner of the Chanel Les Exclusifs samples from the drawing about ten days ago is…. Amarie. Just hit the Contact Us button over there on the left, let me know your mailing address, and I’ll get these sent off to you.
I really can’t say much about 28 La Pausa except, she spritzed, she was beautiful — for a minute — and she left. I’ve had no problem with longevity like some people have had, except with the Eau de Cologne (this is to be expected with that one!). My sister switched her love from Coromandel to 28 La Pausa, and I totally get it, if she would just hang around! So for those of you lucky ones she sticks with, I’m pea-green with envy and officially hate you.
Now, No. 18 seemed to be doing the same thing as La Pausa at first — doing the *poof* act — but I think 18 can be overwhelmed if there are other perfumes butting in trying to get attention at the same time. There’s the “Pickle Accord” at the start that is just a little weird, but give it time and you won’t be disappointed. It slowly dries down to a really great, nutty scent. Do any of you remember the Tickle My Wickle Chestnut Vetiver scent several of us had a thing for a while back? This is that idea, but not the same combination of notes, all grown up. Nutty earth… there, that’s my best description, and it is awe-some (full Valley Girl accent). And it is the favorite of the Mister, too. He made some really scandalous suggestion after I let him sniff it *blush*.