Okay, I admit it, I’m impressed by y’all’s fortitude and sticktoitiveness on that 7-day same-scent challenge. I would have nose-dived off the scented cliff by Day 3. It was fun reading through what many of you learned. For me, wearing the same scent every day does result in the same anosmia to that scent, which makes me a little afraid of what I smelled like back in the days when I only had one bottle at a time and likely kept putting on more scent each day in an effort to smell it.
Gag. I humbly apologize to everyone around me that I offended with Cinnabar back in the ’70s.
I nervously drum my fingers on my desk waiting for my India visa to arrive – you know, the one I expedited because I put it off too long, but still more than a week than I needed for it to get here. Um, I need it by Friday – I guess a Saturday morning delivery would be okay too. So it’s daily calling and nervousing until they give me an overnight delivery tracking number. I’m amusing myself by trying a flanker!
Why, you ask, when I normally hate flankers? Because it has a pretty name, and I have loved the original version and the one flanker they came out with for it and the parfum version. Hermes Eau Claire des Merveilles has some vague description of the notes like vanilla and powdery, which is pretty horrifying to a nonpowder person like me and more so when I love that upside down ambergris beauty, Eau des Merveilles and even more the richer, stronger, lots more peppery Parfum des Merveilles. Eau des Merveilles has always been the scent I point to for how to do something mainstream that has a little oddity interest to it. Elixir is just a nice treatment of gourmand’ish layered over the top. I love all three of those.
Claire? Wanted to love it. Don’t hate it, but it seems like a weak sister. It is a little powdery, which i didn’t hate, lighter, almost all of the pepper has been whooshed off. I’m just left trying to figure out why I should care about this scent. Just when I’m thinking it’s a less grown-up version of the original that would work well on a younger woman, it whooshes away entirely.
The good news is, I dug around in my drawers and found all my beloved Merveilleses and am all tipsy falling in love with them again. If I could have included them as one scent in that scent challenge, this would have worked for me.
So I have my leftover carded spray sample of the Claire for a commenter to take off my hands- which I got from the Hermes boutique. BTW, they mostly confirmed the new Iris Hermessence rumored debut in November to be highly accurate. They leave wiggle room in case it gets delayed. What I’ve read is they are supposed to be zeroed in on the iris flower instead of the root, which should make March beyond ecstatic, as well as me, if they get it right. Anyone sniff it yet?
Okay, back to pacing about my visa, unless anyone knows someone at the consulate in Houston?