I write thwarted because I can’t call this a true review because A) the sample I got was minuscule and B) two days after trying it I came down with a cold, which I still have. The only good part of the cold is that I get to postpone a trip to the dentist. I hope it lasts long enough that it will get me out of Jury Duty Monday..
In any case, my friend gave me her Christmas gift to me, some scented hand soap from Neiman Marcus. Also in the bag were some perfume samples- I think she had asked for V Men, but the SA must have grabbed V Woman by mistake. Or my friend is wearing V Man right now.
At one point I nearly vaulted a counter at Neiman’s when confronted with an SA that was going spritz me with the original Clive Christian or damned well die trying. I didn’t want to try it- it was something like $800 ay the time when Uncle Serge was charging $92. I think I read that Tom Cruise wore it when he married Katie Holmes (she wore the women’s.) The last thing I needed then was to fall for a perfume that cost more than most of my rent. Much later I did try it, and it’s nice. It’s just not JAR nice. JAR I can see where my $800 went. I didn’t see that with that.
This one is far less expensive: a mere $405 for 50ML. Notes (From LuckyScent): Peach, neroli, bergamot, jasmine, carnation, ylang-ylang, rose, gardenia, orange blossom, pink and black pepper, chamomile, lavender, liatris, heliotrope, coriander, honey, sandalwood, ambrette seed, benzoin, amber, oakmoss, patchouli, leather, frankincense, labdanum and musk.
It opened on my with sweet, kind of fizzy peach. Fizzy peach is good. In a cocktail, say. For me in a perfume, not so much. For a perfume that lists so many ingredients I was kind of shocked at how rather listless and fleeting the scent was, but that may have to do with (apparently since it’s so pricey) the fact that the sample is a pull-out carded affair with a small bellows that hold about two teensy spritzes before giving up the ghost. I would have for you, Tonstant Weader, manfully set forth to Neiman’s, ScentBar and Saks to properly marinate myself in this to give a full report. Then came the cold and my nose gave up the ghost.
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$405 for 50ML at Neiman Marcus, Saks, LuckyScent, Bergdorf Goodman and wherever else Clive Christian is sold. My sample was cadged from Neiman Marcus.
Image credit: Luckyscent