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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Oops, I Did It Again

With a collection currently numbering 190, I had no business ordering another bottle of perfume unsniffed.

Today's delivery: Cèdre by Serge Lutens. By the way, aedes.com, it's an accent grave over that e, not an accent aigu. You know, the kind that slopes downward: è, not é. Tsk, tsk. You're too klassy for such a mistake.

Serge does woods, amber, and spices like nobody else. So I took a chance. And now I'm sitting here, nasal passages aflame, wondering how I ended up with this so-sharp-you-could-poke-someone's-eye-out-with-it combination of tuberose and cinnamon. The effect is not unlike sticking one's nose in a bag of broken, dusty SweeTarts. And I was worried that the cedar would be too sharp. Dang.

Please, God, let it mellow with the drydown. *crosses fingers*

Back to Ambre Sultan for me. Sigh.

UPDATE: It did mellow somewhat with the drydown. By "drydown" I mean 2 hours time and a sweaty workout. This is going to be one of those spray-today-walk-through-the-mist-on-Tuesday scents. Oh well, at least the bottle will last.

9 Comments:

Blogger mireille said...

*sharp* cinnamon and tuberose? wow, I'm sorry, K. I was kind of hoping *wonderful,* not sharp. xoxo

9:49 PM, August 04, 2005  
Blogger anjali said...

LOL Kris, you're totally incorrigible about buying unsniffed :) You need to do the buying a sample with the bottle thing, so you can make a return if you decide you don't like it! That said, I agree with your assessment of Cedre...too sharp for my tastes. I apply in minute amounts. But maybe it will get more mellow on you post baby-skin-chemistry?

Good luck with the diet...I feel for you sweetheart!


xoxo

A

9:59 PM, August 04, 2005  
Blogger Tania0110 said...

you do have great insights.im expecting to read more of your blogs..

10:17 PM, August 04, 2005  
Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Well, keep in mind that when pregnant, our senses change as well. And how often, speaking from my own experiences, do I first find something not so pleasing, only to fall into mad love with it again.

Enjoy your new discovery, my friend.

10:33 AM, August 05, 2005  
Blogger Jonniker said...

You think maybe any of this could have to do with being pregnant? I mean, I know tuberose was never a major love for you, but I know that certain scents only work for me during certain hormonal times, and others are repugnant during those times.

Hang onto that bottle for nine more months and then see what happens, yes?

11:27 AM, August 05, 2005  
Blogger mreenymo said...

Hmmm...I agree with the above, K. It was around this time in both of my pregnancies that I found fragrances totally repugnant. This lasted for about a month and then passed.

But I have to say that while my fragrance friends are oohing and aahhing over this new SL, I'm not. A darling fragrance friend just gave me a sample, and well, the best I can say is that it's certainly original. :)

Maybe I don't "get" the SL's?

Hugs!

4:58 PM, August 05, 2005  
Blogger katiedid said...

Hey K, looks like you have a porn trolling commenter, too! These fake bloggers for the webcamsingles.com/adultactioncam.com or whatever are really getting on my nerves now.

5:05 PM, August 05, 2005  
Blogger katiedid said...

Gah! And I was so annoyed I forgot to add my sympathies over your expensive unsniffed experiment. Sharp, spicy cinnamon you say? Strangly I now find myself interested. Eh, maybe I'll get around to locating a small sample or decant on ebay eventully.

5:07 PM, August 05, 2005  
Blogger Atreau said...

i haven't tried it yet and all the notes sound so good but why did he add tuberose in here? I don't mind tuberose but it seems like that Sesame Street song "One of these things is not like the other."

4:20 AM, August 06, 2005  

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