Last week I gave you all an assignment – go rooting around your bottles and samples for things you haven’t worn for awhile and see how you feel about them at this point. Here’s a few of mine…
Serge Lutens Miel de Bois – the first five times I smelled this I thought it was disgusting, in a fascinating way. I couldn’t imagine why anyone would want it, and, given that I think it’s been discontinued, other people share those feelings. Eventually, of course, I fell in love with it and bought a bottle. Last week on a humid, record-breaking 102-degree day I wore it. It was wonderful – the heat really brings out that honey and suppresses the dirty-feet bits. Also, since that was during my L’Arte di Gucci post, and I wish L’Arte di Gucci had more honey, I … well, I layered them. Yes. It’s true. I wore two squirts of L’Arte and one squirt of MdB. Nobody dropped dead in my immediate vicinity, although maybe they wanted to. But I thought it was perfect.
L’Artisan Jatamansi – half the time it’s the quintessential, spa-smelling, summery herbal embrace of love. The other half the time it smells like pickle juice; what’s that about? I’m glad I only have a decant.
Narciso Rodriguez for Her EDP Intense – this is the metallic pink bottle that focuses more intensely on the musky notes rather than the florals. I became smitten with this in my wallpaper-scent period – those background “skin scents” that I like to have when I want something relatively subtle. I thought it was the skin-musk bomb, and paid full retail. Now I think it smells like Patty’s famous Tampax-Fresh Accord. Ugh. I must have been out of my mind.
Okay, your turn! Browse your shelves and samples and tell us all how you’re feeling about things – mistakes, and scents you are happy you rediscovered.
PS Don’t forget – next Weds. the 22nd through the weekend, our second Swapmania!