A Fragrant Angel sent me a sample of Jil Sander No. 4’s extrait/parfum some time back. Once I sniffed that hyper-smooth lovely floral confection, I have been in mad pursuit of just a leeetle bottle of it for mine very own. Almost a year later…. it is mine, Mine, ALL MINE!!!!! Notes of Light rose, geranium, peach, plum, galbanum, violets, jasmine, rose, tuberose, heliotrope, ylang-ylang, carnation, tarragon, myrrh, grey ambergris, moss, sandalwood, patchouli, vanilla, musk make up No. 4.
In extrait? Truly a beauty of unbelievable proportions — it’s just like the EDP, but smoother, richer, deeper. No, don’t go looking in the Frip — this joins my Parfum Sacre extrait as teensy bits of things I have that I’ll probably never get again and must horde. If I ever get more than the little 7.5 mls, less evaporation, that I have now, I’ll think about not being a selfish little bitch about this. Best thing… I got it for about 14 euros. The overpriced shipping ofr 29 euros wasn’t a bargain, and I did start to pitch a fit about it, but realized even at that price, it was a huge bargain and I should shut up in case they decided not to send it to me. Heaven on the cheap.
Speaking of overpriced things – and this one is not a bargain – I wish someone would have given me the heads up on senior pictures. Yoiks and gadzooks, that is some seriously expensive stuff!!!! To make it worse, we decided to do a family portrait at the same time since we aren’t picture takers at all, and there are huge gaps in the photo-chronology of our lives. A couple grand worth of pictures later… Now, they did some great photos of Harry. At the beginning of the photo session, she was having him be all posey, and the first pictures are a little strained and fake, and she finally figured out who he was, and that the posing thing was not working, she then got him all relaxed and being himself, and then took some pictures that are just perfection — they totally get him, capture who he is right now, many of these could be his album cover if he ever decides he wants to be a guitar rock god instead of a chemist or physicist or photoshop expert or whatever other thing he’s enamored of for the moment. We should have them back in a few weeks, I’ll post some for y’all to enjoy. They also did some pictures of he and Alex, and I love those pictures. I have some when they were little — oh, hey, found it, there it is over on the left. I’m going to have Harry photoshop them together somehow. I wish I knew where the last 20 years went.
So consider this the warning I didn’t get to all of you with kids years away from being a senior, start saving now for those pictures… find the right photographer, and they’ll give you something that will capture who your kid is in that moment as they verge on the rest of their lives. It’s pretty special, and the thousands are probably a bargain. I just don’t want to admit that yet.
Okay, back to perfume. What one perfume, if you could find it in extrait/parfum, would you do anything to get?