It’s been just ridiculous here, with straight-line winds and tornadoes and torrential downpours just appearing out of nowhere…more widespread flooding …the ground so wet you can hear it squelch as you walk across the lawn…ick. I mean, I’m all about a green, wet Spring..but c’mon! I have about 320 frogs and toads in my garden, which is kinda fun, actually. I always wonder where they go in the winter. Come mid-Spring, they just show up, frogging up the place.
This has nothing to do with today’s post, btw. I just thought you might like to hear about the frogs. What I wanted to ask you all is this: which scents work best at first blast…and which scents work best towards the end…maybe even after the end…like maybe the next day? My recent experience with that was Chanel 1932 and No 18. Both have the staying power of a meringue – but that’s okay. they’re colognes and as such I don’t expect them to hang around for a long while. In fact, the fun of those scents is the ongoing spritzing, though at 2billion dollars a bottle, it gets a little pricey.
Carnal Flower. Can you believe it? This Big, Bad Girl is like an eau de cologne on me! That first blast of mentholated BWF is stunning. Then it …..goes away. Seriously. I may be the only person on the planet who can’t hold on to Carnal Flower. I hope I’m not anosmic to it…I tend to drench myself in it!
Cartier’s Fougeuse is the persack opposite. I thought I was sooo in love with it but lately it’s gone on cloyingly and is persistently persistent for a long time. And I get really bored with the whole thing. But about 3 hrs into it, this blooms into something spectacular. If you wear it in the late afternoon/evening, hang onto it – by 7a, it is one of the most glorious things I’ve ever smelled! I wish there were a way to spritz it halfway through (yeah – another insane Musetteism. You figure it out. that one made my head hurt!)
psst! don’t tell anyone – but my beloved Mitsouko? Right now I’m reduced to loving it ON CLOTHES ONLY. Oh, the humanity! But it’s another stunner, when captured on fabric a few hours after application.
So….I dunno. Am I crazy? Is it weird to have stuff that only works at first spritz…or hours after the application? Do you have any of those? Do tell!