Hey there Posse. On Monday I jumped into the pool for Aquarobics with my phone in my pocket. I felt it when hitting the water so it was submerged for less than 20 seconds. DEAD! Unbacked up since 2020. My own fault. $600 later for a refurbed replacement. Not happy with myself for a litany of reasons about this.
Having started going into serious self hate spirals and caught myself going. Fortunately I’m also in the middle of the New Idea. So, as I felt myself descending grabbing a decant and spritzing myself wet with 2ml of something has been the perfect distractor. Complete fragrant overload and a little lie down to smell the journey has been a really good way to halt the spiral. So, while I’m no psychologist, don’t think it will work for real deep depression and am not implying that it’s a cure all; spritzing is one of my best coping mechanisms. It’s always good to have a plan ready, and another in case plan A falls apart. My two fallbacks are grocery shopping and cooking. Both of them take me well out of myself, even cooking things as simple as a melted cheese jaffle are enough to take myself out of my head long enough to derail the spiral. BONUS, I have a melted cheese toasty jaffle to consume. WOO HOO!
DRAMA of the phone kind
Having pulled out my bottle of Bois d’Oud by Detaille recently to write about their Par 4 over on Undina’s Looking Glass I am trying to wear it all. Hoping to thunk the bottle by the end of summer. I thought you all might like to know what it’s like. I was given this Pass Bottle at Esxence Milan a few years ago. As you can see, not much left.
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Agarwood (Oud) Bergamot Labdanum
Heart: Cedar Saffron
Base: Agarwood (Oud) Cedar Tobacco
Oud, wood, saffron, resins and tobacco. This is the most comfortable, sweet but not fruity sweet, honeyed oud I have had the pleasure of wearing. The oud is slightly fecal but more band aid in nature, though it also veers mould and piss. Sounds ghastly? It’s not. Through all of this it is a lovely dark woodsy scent with some rick smoke and tariness.
The price point is excellent and Bois d’Oud smells better than many oud offerings five times as expensive. Sure, it is a synthetic recreation but so many are. Apparently many of the niche fragrances saying they have the real deal have a smidge of real and are mainly synthetic recreations themselves. I’m no perfumer but the argument has been made by people I know, whose word I trust.
Fully unisex but leaning modern traditional masculine. Longevity is excellent and projection is above average for a couple of hours before Bois d’Oud becomes a soft oud, mainly honeyed tobacco and amber.
Would you give Bois d’Oud a go?