(Hey, folks — since the Posse was down much of the day Tuesday, we’re leaving this post up Wednesday, and March will be posting on Thursday.)
I was going to talk about Comme des Garcons Monacle II – Laurel. But I don’t have a lot to say about it. Nice, woody, laurelish. Definitely very laurel’ish, wish it were a candle.
How about Juliette Has a Gun Calamity J? Well, okay. Little powdery on me. If something has a Calamity Jane tie-in, why would you make it powdery? Why not some leather, gunsmoke and sass?
Trying to work up some enthusiasm for anything on my desk.
What have we here? Oh, dear, the Limited Edition DKNY Delicious Candy Apples. Raspberry? Raspberry apples with the Tampax Fresh Accord TFA is just what I was hoping to smell after I spritzed it on my hand. How much worse can the Sweet Caramel version be? That one could have actually been fun if it didn’t have the TFA curling up in the background. Both of these are actually really fine for young girls. They have this cute little stick coming out of the top like a candy apple, but I think they are marketing this to girls above the age of 18, right? Just say no and pass it along to your favorite young niece. It’s absolutely appropriate and perfect for them, how little girls should smell.
None of these are the worst thing I smelled this year. That honor goes to Marc Jacobs Lola, which not only was foul, but let me down because it was so unnecessary. Daisy wasn’t a breakthrough of any kind, but it was a great little scent that wore well and easily and fit the name. Lola could have been great, and they snagged a great name that should have been on one serious floozy of a perfume and instead put it on a big mess.
As we wind up the year, and before we start talking about the bests of the year (are we doing that, ya’ll?), what was your worsst for 2009?