Okay, I’ve been dashing around trying to get together a cheap outfit for a formal evening event. Who knew that finding an inexpensive formal shirt and bow tie would be so hard? I thought shops would be giving them away, practically. Ah well, the search continues..
I did manage a quick dash into Scentbar, which I am sure shocks none of you. I can’t call these reviews, but here are some impressions:
Roca Perfumes Lemon Cloud is a total giggle. It starts sweet and sparkly, like prosecco mixed with limoncello. How bad could that be? The ending is slightly musky and flowery and girly in a wholly wonderful way. I’d likely wear crinolines before this, however I do like it a lot in the abstract. $75 for 50ml.
Idole de Lubin EDP takes everything you loved about the original and makes it much deeper but not louder. The copy on their site mentions women like Amelia Earhart and Karen Blixen; I’m seeing bias-cut silk and white ties in the jungle. Gorgeous. $160 for 100ml.
They had a tester of Luctor et Emergo, which I haven’t smelled in years. They apparently hadn’t had a tester for a long while. I know there are some on whom it’s divine, but I am not one of them. On me it smells exactly like Play-Doh, and I mean exactly. $130 for 100ml.
I’ll take suggestions for what scent to wear to my ‘do tomorrow night in the comments here. If someone takes a picture of me where I don’t look like Ed Asner’s older, bitter and more rotund cousin I’ll post it to FacePlace..