Saturday, April 20, 2013

Cannot Wear

There are situations for perfume fanatics that we dread. One is going without perfume and the other is people who hate certain perfumes and it's really not a great idea to wear it. It could be a certain brand of perfumes, one or two certain perfumes or they plain don't like perfume.

A couple days ago, I found myself in such a situation where one person doesn't like anything "perfumey" and another doesn't like much of anything from Guerlain and hates Chanel. This did leave me in somewhat of a rock and a hard place because most of my collection is Guerlain, Chanel and "perfumey". I somewhat did want to keep the peace but I wasn't that motivated. Selfish of me, yes, but when you have some family that will try to control everything, I'm not exactly willing to bend. I ended up wearing a half a squirt of Amouage Dia. I figured by the time I would be around the people who pretty much eliminated just about all of my perfume collection, they would only be able to smell Dia if they were super close or pressing their noses to my wrists. And that half a squirt of Dia being worn for about 6 hours, I could barely smell it.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Patou Forever EDP for Her Review

The weather in northeastern Ohio has finally started to cooperate and it is really spring. The first of the spring flowers have started to come up, it's warmed up and it's gonna stay warm. Now I can start wearing lighter perfumes.

Since I am enthralled with Patou's Joy, I wanted to give another one of his creations a try. I don't mind it when perfumes are very "perfumey" and Forever is just that for about 15 minutes. After the first 15 minutes, it turns into something kind of sour. It's like when one is dealing with the dead bouquet of flowers that you just threw out and now gotta contend with the water. I'm thinking that the fruit is causing the whole sour, kind of rotten floral vibe. After I waited an hour, this really stayed close to the skin. But I couldn't make it past the first hour and had to wash it off. This perfume could have been much better if the fruit was used a little better or the combination was different.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Chanel Cristalle EDP review

Did you ever get some perfumes that smell almost identical to another perfume? Cristalle in EDP form smells almost exactly the same as Diorella. I'm not kidding. It's pretty much a copycat of Diorella. Just with more of an emphasis on the floral aspect. I'm in disbelief with it. I kind of do like Cristalle, it just doesn't suit me very well. I did notice that the citrus note wasn't as crisp in Cristalle as it seems to be in Diorella.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

L'Artisan Timbuktu EDT Review

I've found another decant in my non-reviewed pile that was nearly empty and is begging to be reviewed. I was going through a little bit of a phase with the L'Artisan line in early perfumista days. They smelling as many as I could reasonably afford. This was when I was transitioning between the blind full bottle buys and decants.

The decant of Timbuktu had only 3 sprites left and I gave it a go yesterday. During that time, I kept wondering and saying, "Where have I smelled this before? It smells like something that I already have a full bottle of." Then it hit me. I already own Chanel's Sycomore and Timbuktu is almost identical to Sycomore. Timbaktu is not as dry as Sycomore but still dry and best suited for fall. Timbaktu doesn't have the smoky quality that Sycomore has and I do find that Timbaktu is pretty nice. Lasting power for this is pretty decent, about 4 or 5 hours on skin. Since I have Sycomore, I don't see the need to have Timbaktu.