Posse! I’m recovering from a really nasty C-7 adjacent nerve pinch (OW!!!) so this is going to be quick. Weirdly enough, this is eased by movement so I’m going back to mopping floors and ripping up Northern Sea Oats out of the garden – go figure. But sitting long enough to write a coherent post is a Hurtfest.
Introducing The Yucks! I dunno if you remember the incredible Mr Yuck!? Well, here he is with his lady wife, to keep us company as we stroll down Yuck Lane, discussing Yuck Stuff.
On to the Yuck! So… awhile back Tom busted open a whole and entire can of Yuck when he posted about the magnificent mess that is the original Angel by Thierry Mugler. I was not a serious perfumista when the original Angel came out so I really didn’t pay it much attention except to desperately wish people didn’t wear so. damb. much. of. it. But I did have some particular yucks, which have stood the test of time. Let’s take a look, shall we?
Pierre Cardin. Raid. (Raaaaiiid!) Spray a little, spray a lot. No matter how much you spray I’m that dead cockroach on the front of that can. I remember being trapped in a 1983 Datsun 280z, driving from St Louis back to Chicago with a good friend (his car) who had marinated in Pierre Cardin. You know how the house smells after you bug-bomb it? Yeah, that. For 5 LONG hours. Half-life of plutonium, that PC. Yikes.
Clinique Aromatics Elixirs. I used to roll my (internal) eyes when folks would talk about getting a migraine from perfume because I am a badass… and I hadn’t yet met Aromatics Elixirs. She took my shield and sword, ate them… and then ate my lunch. All while tapping on my left sinus with her velociraptor claw.
In fact, if ever you encounter a velociraptor, just spray it with AE. I think that’s the only thing capable of killing it!
Opium. O.Pi.Um. OpiOMG! is more like it. This one is not about the fragrance itself – I can intellectually understand the scent – and I appreciate it. Until it gets on my skin. And then I cannot get it off, nor can I get it out of my soft palate, where it takes up residence like a squatter in a Berkeley co-op.
Which ones do it for you? If any of your Beloveds are on this list, my apologies – but mileages do vary, so….