I’m always hesitant to post and I don’t know why. Everyone in the blogosphere, with the odd exception…ahem, is unbelievably kind, overlooking the occasional misspelled word, or stupid rant. And yet I hesitate. I hereby commend my latest few rants/reviews to all who would feign interest.
I have titled this, “the hunt,” because I want to reach out here. How many of us are after that perfect tuberose (or leather, or violet) and we truly know, I mean absolutely KNOW that it isn’t even the notion of finding the holy grail, but the quest for the ultimate perfume that enthralls? I confess I have obsessed about the new Diors (the “particulieres”) since I first saw mention on Now Smell This. I have no idea what they will smell like, but I have the collection on the way as soon as they hit the boutiques. Yes, I adore Galliano and all he has done for the magnificent house. But do I truly have any idea what his art will manifest in his scented world?….I know he is a mere collaborator, but I’m sure he was involved heavily in their creation. I saw “tuberose”, “exclusive” and “Dior” and that was all she wrote. Please, anyone out there relate?? What’s a hunter to do?
On to some raves and randoms. I have a fabulous new friend at the Prada Beverly Hills boutique and I’m going to shamelessly plug him. His name is Joa and he has been nothing but kind and generous with his time/attention. I live in the middle of the freakin’ midwest and of course have to do much shopping over the internet and phone. This gentleman has emailed pictures and spent so much time on the phone with me describing everything from jackets to, you guessed it, the single note scents. I must tell you the new ones (Myrrhe, Opoponex, and benjoin) will be mine as soon as they too hit the store! The Oeillet, et al (referred to as numbers 1-7) are magnificently minimalist and gorgeous. I have been layering the tubereuse and the narcisse with the iris for quite some time and have never failed to at least garner a “what are you wearing??!! from someone.
I have enjoyed Angel since it’s debut. I can appreciate the power of the scent/packaging/advertising. I don’t share Luca’s seeming obsession with the chemicals involved, but what do I know. I’ll tell you. The newest incarnation is “La part des Anges.” Everone knows this of course. The jus is drop dead gorgeous. Much more woodsy and rich, but not too sweet. I would buy more if I hadn’t already promised my bank account to Dior.
How about I send a fabulous little something (I promise it will go out right away!!) to a random two people. It will be a combination of the few things mentioned. I’ll tack on the winners’ names to one of my fabulous blogmates’ post…..Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless you and yours.