Okay – so before I get into the whole ‘pop-up’ thing, I just gotta ask: are those stop-motion Linzess commercials creepy AF or what? Every time I see one, all I can think of is ‘Reanimator’
ick! with the jerky, dead-eye movements and ew! At least with real zombies you can see them shuffling, with their rotting skin and all. Not all jerky- but with pristine golf clothes and a sweater tied around their shoulders- creepy (unless you’re Bill Murray in Zombieland…whoa! how did I get to Zombieland?! Girlfriend needs to get a grip!)
Moving along…okay. So. Remember I was yarking all about the vintage Lanvins? So. Got the squeeee! little box from Surrender to Chance. They are all absolutely gorgeous – with that ‘old’ perfume smell in the topnotes. But when I dabbed on a bit of the Scandal extrait…….there was a ‘pop-up’ note. I call them popups because ..well..they pop up! They do not define the composition of the scent – in fact, they may not really have much to do with the overall composition at all – but they can cause a seismic shift in your perfume consciousness. Because you know that note…but you can’t place it! I remember the first time I sampled Anne Pliska’s eponymous scent. OMG! there was A Note. It popped up into my psyche and stayed there, worritin’ me something awful!..I. Knew. That. Note. From 10a on, I scratched my brain, trying to figure out what it was. Went to bed at 11p (okay, 10p). 1am, I sat bolt upright in bed and yelled ‘Play-Doh!!!!’ waking up El O and scaring the dog. The Scandal popup smells like..strawberries? bubblegum? Something so out of the realm of Early Lanvin that I just know I am completely wrong – yet…I dunno. Maybe baby lotion. It’s something sweet. Not bad….just out of place, yet oddly enough it belongs there. I’ve given up trying to figure out what it is – nothing about it is dissonant and it’s not an actual note, more like the ‘smell of’ ..ah, well. The one note I know it’s NOT? Play-doh!
Have y’all ever had one of those happen? I’d love to hear what pops up in scents for you!
Btw – omgosh. You Posse who were so kind as to share your thoughts on Life – and Death. I read every single one of them and..well, Life is Just a Bag of Tricks, isn’t it?
I had The Girl poke an unpolished pawnail at randomdotorg and up popped Ricky Rebarco! Ricky, gmail me (evilauntieanita) with your details!