Hi Posse, I’ve been cleaning up my shelves a bit this week. Actually, I was looking for a specific Surrender To Chance decant which seems to have been gifted, emptied or lost. The search isn’t over yet. What I did find were a bunch of 10ml Dehydrated Decants from my early perfumista years that might have had 3-7ml left last time I used them but now they are 2ml or less. PANIC STATIONS! I’ve brought a little box of about 20 out and am going to use them up. Most are long DCd and I’ll be sad to lose them as references, but I’d rather wear them than come back to fully Dehydrated Decants and never wear them again.
So I’m just going to wear these over the week and write a little blurb on how they smell. Nothing big time or revelatory. If you’d like to use up some of your Dehydrated Decants this week as well then tell us what you’re wearing in the comments.
Papavero del Tibet by Tesori d’Orient:
Supposed to be poppy, it’s a sweet and narcotic style fragrance. I wonder if they are trying to create the rush and release of heroin? I would have picked it to be hyacinth, daffodil and lily with a light candy sideline, waxy coating and hints of hairspray.
Audace by Rochas EdP:
NOPE. Audace was merely a dried stain in the bottom of my decant glass. Truly one of the most Dehydrated Decants. It smells like it’s gone south. The aldehydes are greasy and stomach churning. THUNK
Panthere de Cartier:
A dark brown ml left in an unopened 10ml decant. It is so thick & viscous that it squirts out as oil. The smell is unbelievably ripe and sensual. A floral, animalic, heavenly scent that feels like kitchen sink perfumery at its very best. How naughty that I never used this in its prime. THUNK
Gardenia by Marc Jacobs:
Gardenia is a plastic wrapped, soft white flower that doesn’t display any of the grand nuance or naughty bits of a gardenia. Swings slightly bathroom deodorant-ish. As a result, no wonder this was left to become one of my Dehydrated Decants. THUNK
Violets de Toulouse by Berdoues:
Remember getting Violets de Toulouse? Nope, but it might have been on the back of Patty’s review. Another “never been spritzed” that has evaporated away. Consequently I have about 1ml of super extrait. It was an oil that pumped out. Super rich violet, lilac and crepe myrtle scent that warmed to my body heat and pumped out a pure, sugared, slightly funky floral miasma. DAMN! So good. THUNK
Rose Anonym by Atelier Cologne:
I’ve written of my love for Rose Anonym before. A bready, oudish rose that leans woody. Just a couple of spritzes will have you fully fragrant for weeks. OK, I exaggerate, 24+ hours. HUGE! I spritzed my last 7 spritzes and I stink good. THUNK
Fete by Molyneux:
VERY lovely aldehydic floral. Imagine a cross between CHANEL No 5 and Mitsouko, yet sheer and velvety with the unmistakable oak mossy dry down of a chypre. Fete feels like a clever, charming and less self important version of both. The fun sister, if you will.
Come on. Join in the thunking fun. Find some Dehydrated Decants and use them up.
Tell us how it went in the comments.