Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wait, What?

Don't you just hate it when there are a few perfumes that are in your regular seasonal line up or year round line up that one day, you just can't stand? That happened to me yesterday for the first time in a long time. And it was Chanel no 19 in EDP form. I've always loved the bitter beginning that does mellow out a little bit and the rose is sharp. No 19 is one of my summer staples because it is not heavy and practically lasts all day on my skin. I am just wondering what happened as to why I can't stand it now. Is it because I was obsessive last summer and not so obsessive this year. It's one thing to lose interest in a perfume or try something new and find out that it bores, annoys or just isn't your thing. But to have an old favorite just suddenly annoy becomes hard to deal with. Not only is it hard to deal with is seems to come out of nowhere.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Chanel 28 La Pausa Review

Dealing with a sick relative is tough to deal with. After a while, it starts to mean that I am constantly wearing the same 3 or 4 perfumes. After spending the past month and a half of wearing no. 22, Mitsouko and Dia, I needed to try something new or just wear something that I haven't worn in a while.

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

Never Enough Space

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

Serge Lutens Silver Iris Mist Review

I keep meaning to write about Serge Lutens Silver Iris Mist but either get sidetracked or just not exactly motivated. But we have had a few warm, sunny spring days that brought out a little bit of motivation to review something.

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.