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I am a beauty-loving ambidextrous higher-order primate who learned transcendental meditation at 7, statistical analysis at 23, tap dancing at 30, and piano at 35. I tolerate gluten, lactose, and differences of opinion, but not abuse. Or beets.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Random Perfume Musing: Or des Indes

Those of you who know me as Tournesol from the fragrance board at Makeup Alley (MUA) know that I'm nuts about perfume and own far too much of it. In fact I collect it. Collect as in accumulate. And wear. And give away. And accumulate more. And display it (pictures of display forthcoming). And buy much of it--too much of it--unsniffed. I do, though, make every effort to try before I buy.

This past weekend I had the pleasure of trying Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier (MPG) Or des Indes. It reminded me of Guerlain l'Heure Bleue, that powdery, creamy, love-it-or-hate-it masterpiece (can you tell I'm in the love camp?), updated with a modern, spicy edge. I didn't buy it because I already have l'Heure Bleue. Today I received a sample of Or des Indes in the mail from MUAer SuburbanSue (bless her generous heart) and got the chance to try it again. Why, oh why didn't I buy it when I had it in my hot little hands?? I smell a cola nut accord underscored by dusty-spicy, rooty orris/iris, the kind that lends a cool, mineral loaminess. This is undoubtedly one of MPG's finest scents, and does not, emphatically NOT, have that wet dog accord so common to MPG fragrances, especially the musks. (I love and own Sanguine Muskissime but it can be too much at times.)

If you like l'Heure Bleue run out and give this appealingly nonlinear scent a try.


Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

I've watched the perfume tastes of my dear friend K chance before my very eyes! I never thought I would see the word 'powdery' as something positive in your vocabulary!

On the question of why you did not buy this gem before, see my post this morning on I expect therefore I'm not!

Great to have you here, k!

6:45 AM, April 28, 2005  
Blogger WinterWheat said...

Hello Ms. B! Thank you for posting. I'm not ready to announce the existence of my blog yet but it's good to know that a few people know about it and are "speaking" to me through their comments.

About powdery: I've always liked powdery scents. Really! It's just that I was so freakin' consumed by woods last year that I couldn't seem to pay proper attention to anything else.

Love your posts on vergeofthinking. Deep-deep.


10:40 AM, April 28, 2005  
Anonymous indigodaisy said...

I tried this one just the other day, Or des Indes, noted Orris as a note,,, thought *immediately* of my buddy, tourney~baby.
I see now our fine friend, Sue, loves it too.
I see...I am in very good company.

I had all but given up on MPG.
The musk they use, [and y'all know I can *do* musk!]...and oft- combine with berries...makes me all but jump out of my skin!
Rather stay in it, thanks...
I'm good in here. ;)

Then, I ventured into the men's MPG's.
There, I found a comfy seat.
Santal Noble, although it does remind me of Chaps, LOL!, hey I always rather liked Chaps, is so deeply warm and delicious.

Went on to order a bunch more samples.
What I do best. I spend time wisely.
Found out the Rose Opulent is another favorite of the women's.

Fraiche Badiane is a rich smelling eau de cologne.
I picture this on a "dripping with sex appeal" Italian man, for whatever reason.
Maybe it's just nice to picture anything on a sexy Italian. ;^Q
Nice to share his cologne, too.

the study continues.

1:19 PM, April 30, 2005  

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