Tuesday, December 31, 2013

End of the Year

So it's the end of the year and I haven't accomplished much of anything perfume wise. The beginning of the year was back ups, Amouage then it did become the vow of finishing the smaller decants. But slowly but surely, the pile is getting smaller.

This year has been marked with some 'short' trips. Well, they aren't completely short trips but more of very long car rides to Virginia. But I have noticed a couple things when I go on any kind of trip. That I really over pack on the perfume. I had left for Virginia the day after Christmas and just came home and had packed 6 bottles of perfume and 7 large decants for 5 days. I'm not one of those people that wears multiple perfumes on any given day. I think from here on out, when traveling, I will carry no. 5 and one or two decants. Reason being is that every time that I do travel, I wear no.5 the most and probably because it is so versatile and some how comforting. But this time, I somehow managed to always be on the go and developed bronchitis and perfume was kind of out of the running except a little bit of Jicky in the morning. Even in the EDP version of Jicky, I don't find it to be long lasting and it sucks because it is a classic and smells phenomenal.

Saturday, December 14, 2013


Did you ever get a bottle of perfume a few months back and have found that it seems to be evaporating fairly quickly? I'm not talking the parfum bottles that seem to evaporate fairly quickly without using them often.

Back in mid-April, I had purchased Andy Tauer's L'Air du Desert Marocain and have worn it 6 or 7 times, one squirt every time and it seems like it's evaporating. I've had Une Rose Vermeille much longer and have used it more and still looks pretty full. I'm thinking with the bottle design itself and maybe the materials used that contributes to that issue. I'm looking at the rubber ring at the base of the sprayer that might be part of the issue and at the very outside the wooden cap that could account for some of it.

Thus far, from what I've tried from Andy Tauer, his perfumes are well made and enjoyable, even though I'm still not wild about URV. The reason that I'm still not wild about URV is the huge raspberry Jolly Rancher component to it. Fruit in perfume is kind of sketchy because just about every current perfume (celebrity or not) is more often than not, loaded with fruit. But URV is a better quality fruity floral perfume. But I have noticed that Andy Tauer's offerings to have the tendency to fall off my radar.

But I'm trying to figure out the best way to deal with the evaporation issue. I get the fact that every time the cap comes off, I do lose a little bit of perfume before I decide to spray or not. But it is aggravating when most of my perfume collection in niche and niche can be expensive.