Thursday, May 30, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I will admit that I am a fan of Chanel, but not a very rabid fan because I mainly prefer the Chanel classics. Since I am very slowly working my way through the Les Exclusifs line, 28 La Pausa is on my list. At first, I get a blast of iris. It's not the carroty, almost brutal blast that you get of Iris Silver Mist. The iris is a little carroty and the carroty aspect fades in a couple minutes. Then, it became apparent to me that 28 La Pausa smelled quite a bit like Chanel's Bel Respiro only with a pronounced iris note with anise. While I do like iris, anise does grate on my nerves because I am not a fan of smelling like I ate a bunch of black jelly beans. The lasting power of this perfume was a disappointment to me. Chanel perfumes in EDT form usually last me 5 or 6 hours before I have to reapply but 28 La Pausa is a different animal. I would have to apply every two hours. I would get a bottle for my mother since this would be more of to her liking but not mine.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
It seems like I am currently running out of space for my perfume. My perfume has been competing for counter space on my dresser since I really started to get going on my Galileo thermometer collection (much cheaper than perfume I might add). It's not so much the thermometers as the fact that I have started to collect a lot of perfume minis. Sometime last summer, I had to throw out an old, crappy TV set that I kind of was using as my perfume storage place. I didn't quite realize that I did have some minis but ended up with more. I was thinking of putting up some shelves to contend with the space issue but I do have other projects that need to be taken care of.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
I was a little hesitant on trying out Silver Iris Mist because Serge Lutens offerings can be either love or hate on my skin. After reading some reviews, I heard about it being carroty especially in the beginning. Upon first spray, it is very carroty and a little hissy. But after a while both of that calms down and Silver Iris Mist starts to smell a little like Prada's Infusion d'Iris. Even in the dry down stage of Silver Iris Mist, there still is a carroty element in there but it is not in your face. It's crisp in the way of a starched linen shirt kind of way. While I did enjoy Silver Iris Mist, I do see a large decant in my future but not a full bottle.