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So….I’m stalling for time, erm, Guest Posting – again – ‘ til Patty gets back. Li’l Missy is busy finalizing her March’s Massive Swap deets, to be revealed on Wednesday.
As most of you know, I’m not much for note-taking, which is why you rarely get a real perfume ‘review’ out of me (okay – everybody just stop for a minute and consider how insane that review would be….). I get notes in general and in concept but don’t quite ‘get’ it to the heights that most of you do, in part because my schnozz really is wonky (ask the ENTs who look up there – they are all stunned that I can even breathe, let alone smell)…but also, I’m vaguely disconnected from the whole note-thing. And I am lazy. There are a lot of things I like to exercise my tiny mind on: crossword puzzles, learning to hitch up a team , champagne vintages…but for some reason, much as I love perfume, I don’t fall all over the notes! In fact (and don’t tell nobody ‘bout this, okay?) every once in awhile I gloss over the notes in a perfume review! Heresy! I KNOW!
But deep in the throes of The Cull, I started thinking about notes I don’t like. And it’s now Official: Amber Ooks Me Out.
What’s not to like about amber, you ask? It’s warm! It’s Biblical! It holds the DNA of velociraptors! It boosts florals and adds a touch of eroticism to skin scents! It scrubs your floors and irons your shirts! Yeah…but… It’s..it’s also The Nazgul! It’s that note, combined with the chocolate-thingy, that made me want to scrub Eau de Merveilles off with a Brillo pad. And in L’Artisan Eau d’Ambre it smells like plastic lemon peels or carny doll heads. it’s weirdly uneasy-making, like I just ate a possibly-iffy yogurt – but I won’t know for a couple minutes more…knowmean? If it’s the Nazgul, toss me a bucket and jump back! I dabbed on some Amber and Lavender last night – truly terrifying. HOW terrifying, you ask? Well, I was in a tiny den with two big dogs and a chili-bloated El O …and the A&L was still the scariest smell in the room!!
Y’all are always going on about notes – so give ovah! Which ones make you crazy/itchy/pukey/scratchy/heavy-hivey? Cumin-haters, c’mon out! I know you’re behind that bush, praying I don’t spray the new Femme in your direction….Musk, where is thy sting? (lemme tell you how I cried when Musk stomped all over those beautiful Lilies – and don’t get me started on Lemon and Musk – Satan’s Sunday Brunch )…..or maybe it’s, I dunno, Iso E-Super which, if I had any cred at all, I’d know all about – but I don’t. But it might make you crazy! Mint? Salt? Camphor? (I loooove camphor), Lilac?
So tell the ol’ Alien. C’mon…you know you want to! You’d better. Or else next time I will attempt a Perfume Review. For reals.
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