First off, let me say that I hope the East Coast peeps are doing okay this winter has been a total b&*ch for anyone who lives east of practically Phoenix. I remember winters from my 28 years of living back East, and when I decided to move to SoCal, I practically raised my fist in the air and exclaimed in my best Scarlett O’Hara “As G-d is my witness, I’ll never shovel snow again!” Boston must be a nightmare..
So, as you all know I was into perfume practically at birth, if not at conception. So way back in 2003 when I heard that Luckyscent was opening a brick and mortar store near the Beverly Center (and me) I had to stop by. It was an incredibly tiny space: I doubt it was more than 10 feet wide and maybe 30 feet deep. They were very friendly, but it was the selection that floored me. There were things I’d heard of but never thought I’d smell. There were things I’d never heard of. I was like a kid in a candy store.
Then I smelled Padparadscha.
Named after a famously rare sapphire in a bright red-orange hue. I was immediately in love.
Notes (from Luckyscent): amber, musk, cedar, sandalwood, juniper, pepper.
See why I was in thrall?
Fast forward to this week. Cold gone, I decided to look through the cupboard to find something to wear. In the back was my bottle of Padpardscha, which I realized I hadn’t worn in several years. So I gave myself a generous spritz. Would it hold up? Would it still be love? Or would it be “time for eBay, you..”
Oh no, it’s still love. I still love it’s wonderful combo of amber, musk and spices, as well the way it kind f flits from sweet to hot and back in never ending layers. I even like that it has pretty decent lasting power.
What I don’t like is that it’s out of stock at Luckyscent, and the fact that it’s listed at $80 makes me thing that it’s not coming back soon. So sad.