So I was thinking I’d just do random sample day today, trying out a few things, and then a headache last night shoved me into this morning to write this. When I grabbed the samples I was thinking about doing this morning, I was totally not inspired to write anything. The one I was positive I weirdly loved didn’t smell the same. Does that happen to you? I was also going to write about the new Annick Goutal, Tenue de Soiree, which I do like mostly, though it gives me pause every time I put it on because I think it is not a Goutal. Lingering headache made that not the best choice to have on all day. It gives me cognitive dissonance when I wrap my head around it fitting in with the rest of their line. Next week? Yeah.
Oh, the picture! That was from my trip to the Sahara. We got this great shot of us on the camels in shadow. I had the lead camel. I loved that trip so much.
And has everyone else been a little less than inspired by this fall’s perfume releases? I know I’ve found some things I have loved. I wind up wearing the Vuitton line a lot because it’s super easy to wear and smells great, which ranks pretty high on my list. I really liked the new Starcks as well, which we talked about last week. I’m trying to go through what else has been released. I’ve not tried a few things yet. Loved Amouage Bracken Man. Just hang with me a second, I’m doing a little bit of stream of consciousness thing this morning trying to sort through how I feel about this fall’s perfume releases and why I’m not feeling it. Is it me?
Laboutins were meh. Loved the new Heeley Eau Sacree, which we talked about. I’m crazy about the weird Zoologist line, even though some of them are tricky to wear to the office, but some of them you expect to be tricky to wear around in public turn out to be perfect. That line — well, I’ve already fangirled enough, you know how I feel.
There were new Tom Fords, which I liked well enough, loved a couple. The new Puredistance that I just got a sample of and need to spend some time with. They did send me one earlier, but it got spilled in transit, so I had like a drop to sniff. I love Puredistance, so that is one I’ve looked forward too, I’ll put that in next week as well.
So is it me? Have you found this fall perfume season to be less than inspiring? If so, why do you think that is? I’ve gone through a lot of perfume seasons, been writing about perfume since about 2005 – yikes, 11 years!?!? — and I can’t recall feeling this unfloofed.
What shall I do for a giveaway this week? The new Annick Goutal? Sure! I’ll draw out three winners from comments for a sample of that.
Winners of the Starck sample sets are – chelembound, rosemacaroon and Paige W. Just click on Drop Us a Note at the top, send me an e-mail, remind me of what you won and get me your mailing address. I’ll send you a quick e-mail to let you know I got your e-mail and it didn’t land in a spam filter and then get it on the way to you. I only check Posse e-mail like once a week, so it can take a few days sometimes to respond there.