Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Chanel no. 5 EDT Review

I have been meaning to try Chanel no. 5 in EDT form and have finally gotten around to trying it. After the first spray, I can tell that it is indeed no. 5. Even in the first stage, I noticed that the EDT for is lighter, much lighter. But about 15 or 20 minutes in, there is a distinct scented toilet paper note to it. The toilet paper note lasts through the rest of the wearing. The EDT version has a half way decent staying power of 5 hours on my skin. But as much as I love Chanel no. 5, this concentration of no. 5 is not a love for me all due to the scented toilet paper note that bothers me.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

In Stock Out of Stock

In the past, I've blogged about Chanel's no. 19 in EDP form being out of stock. Then a couple weeks ago, it was in stock. When it was in stock, my discretionary spending money was all used up. What I am having trouble understanding is that American consumers do not have any consistent access, even online, to purchase no. 19 in EDP form. I am one such person that does have the driest skin on the planet and EDT's are the quickest to disappear on my skin. I have two thirds of a bottle left of Chanel no. 19 in EDP form and a full bottle of extract but I adore it in EDP form. Do I honestly need a backup bottle of no. 19? The logical part of me says no but the perfume nut in me says, if you truly love it, yes. When Chanel sent out the first e-mail a year or two ago about having no. 19 in EDP form, it seemed to be constantly in stock until a month or two ago where it seemed to be having it sporadically in stock. I didn't stock up a year or two ago because at that stage, I couldn't justify owning two full bottles of the same perfume. So yeah, I'm kicking myself.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

How in the World

With this perpetual heatwave has brought out a monster craving for jasmine dominant perfumes and let to something strange. By digging through my huge, and I mean huge, pile of decants, I've managed to accumulate 3 decants of A La Nuit, 4 decants of Sarrasins, 2 for Deneuve and Courtesan and a few others. I'm not exactly happy that Serge Lutens hasn't made Sarrasins available to the folks who live here in the US but I'm not Serge Lutens and unfortunately, don't get to make that choice of which is an export and which is not. So, I make due with decants of Sarrasins because I don't have means to go to Paris. But I'm still a little embarrassed to have that many decants of the same 5 or 6 perfumes.
My skin is insanely dry year round but I am having perfumes vanish on me without warning. Even though I am chugging lots of water and using a fair amount of lotion, perfume is still not sticking around on my skin. I'm not happy because I have a slew of perfumes that I really want to try and review but I want to know about the staying power of any scent before I can review.