First! The seven winners of the Divine samples: Goose, 2scents, bellablue, chasa, Fiordiligi, ScentRed and smy. Just click on Contact Us over on the left and send me your address and remind me what I’m sending you. Thanks to everyone for playing and also for the great Costa Rica ideas. BTW, my birthday isn’t until December, but I’m just planning early and also yearning to run way to Mexico for a week of yoga and healthy food, but I think I need to do that like – Right.Now! Srsly, a week of yoga, eating right, no phones, knocking around old Mayan ruins, sleeping almost on the ocean in a luxury thatched roof hut, reading, did I say sleeping? Yes, I’m definitely going to run away from home soon.
Penahligon released four new fragrances in July, their anthology series, based on perfumes they used to make.
Night Scented Stock has notes of clove, heliotrope, violet, vanilla, musk and tonka bean, and this is one smooth scent. All the notes listed are all right up front, clove and heliotrope taking a front seat on a backdrop of musk and tonka bean. I love this scent, it’s blended beautifully, rich and spicy.
Extract of Limes is just what it says it is – all limes, with some lemon and neroli. If you are looking for a great, tart citrus, this is the one. I could bathe in this during summer, it’s really refreshing and zesty that actually lasts.
Gardenia has notes of tuberose, jasmine, gardenia, ylang-ylang, spice and vanilla. It’s a nicely done gardenia, but I’m just not doing backflips over it as something really new or different from other gardenia scents, many that I like a lot more. But it’s a good gardenia with some spicy notes, it feels very southern.
Eau de Verveine, the description says “grassy aromatic, with citrus and woods. The scent of an Indian Summer, shimmering heat haze, soft metallics, crumbled herbs, spices, musk and vanilla.” This is crisp perfection. Every person that I’ve been around when they smelled it really loved it. It’s a great grassy green scent, but has a nice, rich, rounded drydown.
Another scent that I never see get any attention, and I don’t know what the EDT is like, but Louise and I split a bottle of Miller Harris Citron Citron parfum when we were in London. My reason – it’s the first citrus scent that didn’t fade on me after like 2 minutes. Though I now have to add Extract of Limes from above to that list, that sucker stays put too.