Y’all are going to get our joint sniffing of a few scents from Santa Fé. We are headed home tomorrow (we are writing this on Tuesday), and it’s been a wonderful, relaxing trip. We went to Chimayo and threw away our crutches, visited art galleries full of art we can’t afford. I’m still trying to find some angle to get that huge $200,000 elephant sculpture where the water was a waterfall. Yeah, no, not ever happening. We’ve shopped and slept a lot, yakked, spa’ed, ate delicious food, and we wish we could stay a while longer, but no.
So okay, sniffing. We have a couple of things that we are doing a giveaway on – these two large spray samples provided by Beautyhabit. Parfums au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger Poudre de Liberte. Yikes, that’s long! Notes are bergamot, mandarin, rose, candied fruits, spices, leather, cedar, licorice, wood, sandalwood and musk. The poudre name threw us, thinking it would be powdery, but it’s not. Sweet and spicy with a little anise in the drydown. The sweet isn’t over the top, but it’s really nice and easy to wear. We voted and we would all wear the hell out of it. What we did not like is – the name of this company is REALLY that long?
Second one is Parfums au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger Liberte Boheme. Notes of basil, tarragon, green tomato, jasmine, rose of mai, nenuphar, sandalwood and musk. Herby and sharp on the open and becomes more earthy. We don’t know what nenuphar is, though – wait, we Googled, it’s a water-lily. This one wound up my favorite. It has a pretty classic drydown that is a more herbed-up rose/jasmine blend.
I made March and Musette smell the Hiram Green Dilettante, which wasn’t that hard to do. We had a lot of perfume samples here to play with, and this is the one we each took turns wearing out every day. They both loved it as hard as I do. Just gorgeous to wear.
Tom Ford Orchid Soleil. Musette loved it and thought it smelled like the fantasy beach in your head. March muttered something about root beer and plastic and walked off. I thought it was fun and great for summer.
Armani/Prive Fil Rouge – one of those annoying limited editions of only 1,000 bottles…. but! It is a gorgeous iris, which Armani does a beautiful job of high end, limited edition iris. Notes of bergamot, aldehydes, powdery iris, green angelica, white musk and ambergris. Musette and I say it is one that wafts in the wind and is just beautiful. March really liked the open, wasn’t as crazy about some mid-point, and really liked the drydown, but says Hiram Green Dilettante kicks its butt.
So we are giving away three sample sets of the Liberte Boheme and the Poudre de Liberte courtesy of Beautyhabit. Just drop a comment to be entered. Tell us about your favorite getaway vacation with friends and where you went and what you did, and did you embarrass yourself.