I love clary sage- that herbacious greeness that’s also bone dry is just something that makes me go “squee!” (trust me, not a sight you need to see.) It was something I loved about the original Miss Dior- that almost harsh vegetal greeness, as if baked under a desert sun contrasting with the lush springtime flowers made it a favorite I still lament the passing of.
Terralba goes green and stays green. The dry opening becomes, well, more moist. I do get just a whiff of the green curry that Partia metioned but not enough to make me go “goodness, gracious me” so that’s fine. It settles down into a nice, green, slightly dry but totally unisex scent that I would be very happy with if it showed up under the tree.
Terralba seems to be carried in the EU but oddly, LuckyScent lists other Masque Milano scents but not this one. I suppose at $150 for 35ML that’s for the best, budgetwise. I will leave it up to you, Tonstant Weader, to point me at something that has that clary sage bite, but with less bite out of my wallet..
So I am writing this on the Thursday in the pouring rain before Christmas, which I will be spending at a friend’s house. First, sitting her pooch while she drops presents off at the grandkids (the pooch is a King Charles Spaniel who loves nothing more than to curl up in my lap and snore) and then we will watch movies and eat stuff. Perfection. I hope your holiday was lovely and that you received (and gave) all the gifts you desired.
My sample is from Surrender to Chance.
Photos: my iPhone, Pexels, and Wikimedia Commons.