[Most products were purchased by me as samples from perfume vendors, or received as Sephora perks.]
Apparently my tastes have wandered from the candy shop of last week (or two weeks ago, whatever. Timey-wimey-ness). The weather has cooled ever so slightly (I'm losing my cold tolerance, guys), so I'm reaching for darker, smokier things. Sort of. Sometimes. I'm still a sucker for vanilla.
Sunday: Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black (Sephora perk roll-on)
notes: violet, sandalwood, vanilla
Monday: Jo Malone Vanilla & Anise (mini bottle)
notes: star anise, purple vanilla orchid, vanilla bourbon
Tuesday: Tocca Graciella (Sephora perk roll-on)
notes: Bitter Orange, Asian Pear, Watery Apricot, Casablanca Lily, Ylang Ylang from Comoros Islands, Karma Fleur, Rose de Mai, Creamy Iris, Cashmere Musk, Benzoin, Laos.
Wednesday: Sweet Anthem Lolita EdP (SA List sample)
notes: sea salt, black currant, cherry blossom, tonka bean, rosewood
Thursday: CB I Hate Perfume Russian Caravan Tea (Perfume Absolute Sample)
notes: "Smoked black Indian tea, bergamot and the hint of shelves full of old books"
Friday: Serge Lutens Five O'Clock Au Gingembre (sample)
notes: notes of bergamot, tea, cinnamon, candied ginger, honey, cacao bean, vanilla, gingerbread accord, patchouli, vetiver
Saturday: YSL Parisienne
notes: blackberry, vetiver, vinyl accord, sandalwood, damask, rose
I have a lot of fun with these. I try to keep perfume reviews light-hearted and non-scholarly, but perhaps I'm being a bit self-indulgent with the snark. Personal failing, that. But I am pleased, because I am slowly but surely moving samples from the "to-be-tried/worn/eaten/looked at/something" (just kidding, please don't eat perfume) pile to the "shove off on someone else" (Amy?) pile. Tortoise ftDUBS, baby.
What kind of scents are you reaching for lately? Has the weather turned where you are?