Patty’s review last week of the new Chanel Jersey gave me some food for thought.
I’ve never been much of a lavender person. If truth be told, too much of it — especially in a concentrated form — tends to give me a headache. Ironic that something supposed to be calming and relaxing would have the opposite effect. So up until recently, I avoided it like the plague, but lately I’ve tried several that have me coming around a little. Caron’s Pour un Homme, and Vero Kern’s Kiki (very lightly dabbed) with its creme brulee effect, have me in tentative “like” with the note. They’ve paved the way to allow me to try more lavenders, most recently, the Jersey, which I really like. Its lavender doesn’t run me over and the sidecar vanilla and musks suit me just fine. In fact, I find it to be rather soothing, and — dare I say it? — even a “comfort” scent of sorts. I’m not so in love with it that I need a bottle, but I will happily use up my sample and perhaps get a bit more.
Leather is another note that I previously shunned, but lovely scents such as Cuir de Lancome and Serge Lutens’ Daim Blond have made a partial convert out of me. And the new Bottega Veneta has nearly boosted me all the way up onto the bandwagon. Now I may never be hard-core, but for a former leather-phobe, I think I’m doing pretty well.
So I’d love to know: What previously disliked notes have now made their way into your scent repertoire?
P.S. Major flooring installation set for today so my computer access will be spotty as stuff gets moved from room to room, but I’ll check in when I can. Thanks!