I move back to the house-house in around two weeks.
The rental house is not warm. It was ok April through mid-September, but the windows are single glazed and probably more than 20 years old so the wind whistles through. I’m a warm weather person. I pity the people moving in after I move out.
We’ve moved decidedly into autumn here which means much cooler and wind (gales are a thing here autumn and winter — I never thought I could dislike wind, but it’s possible). Definitely not this area’s best time of year. And this year it’s going to be very much hunkering down indoors, with the only outings being dog walks and possibly the farm shop, but maybe not even that. Maybe it’s time to accept that the interior of the house and the garden will be the focus for potentially the next three to six months. A bit mind-bending.
Anyway, I got a few more samples recently. This one, FB Music for a While, I bought simply for the name. Didn’t even look at the notes list. Sadly, the name is the best thing about it. I love Malle. I think some of the perfumes included in the collection are masterpieces. I adore Le Parfum de Therese and Carnal Flower, and Une Fleur de Cassie, even though that one doesn’t work on me.
Carlos Benaim was the nose for Music for a While which was released in 2018. There’s a romantic backstory on the site from which I bought the sample, but it’s so cheesy I just can’t repeat it. You’ll have to go look yourself.
Notes include lavender, anise, bergamot, mandarin, ‘fruity notes’, geranium, pineapple, patchouli, vanilla, labdanum, sugar and caramel.
To my mind (and nose) the best thing about this is the caramel/vanilla/sugar thing which comes and goes on my skin over several hours. There’s still something weird underlying that aspect, but mostly I was able to ignore that.
However, as soon as everything else pops up the perfume morphs into a serious no go. The lavender just doesn’t go with the caramel. In fact, really, for me, beyond the sweetshop, nothing goes with anything else. It was a head shaker, though not a scrubber. Actually, I just stopped smelling my wrist after around hour 2 as … I simply couldn’t go there.
So, have you sampled this? Have you bought anything simply for the name, and was it a sample or a full bottle? Was it a success?