Too Much Flash
Since you've all seen better pictures of socks before, I'll update the fragrance search. Here is what I've discovered from the samples I ordered (scroll down to the post on 2-18 for the link to The Perfumed Court, where I bought the samples).
- Chanel Bois des Iles - This was beautiful, but smelled heavy and old fashioned to me. Glad I sniffed it, but it's just not me (or I'm just not sophisticated enough to wear it).
- Michael Kors Island - nice, but it reminded me a bit of dryer sheets or room fragrance.
- Sarah Jessica Parker's Lovely - pretty and I did enjoy wearing it, but it's more floral than I am. (Yes, I am a certain level of floralness - aren't you?)
- Narciso Rodriguez For Her - it smells just like Lovely to me. I'm sure there are a few differences but I'm not picking up on them. I knew they were similar when I decided to try them out, but I wasn't expecting them to be quite this similar.
- Bulgari Au The Vert (Green Tea) - I really liked this one, but it disappeared in under 30 minutes. No clue where it went, but I'm not reapplying fragrance every 20 minutes.
- Bulgari Au The Blank (White Tea) - LOVE IT! This is definitely a keeper and I'll be ordering a bottle of it. It doesn't really reach out and grab people across the room, but it's better behaved and stays close to me. Caleb and Mickael both really like it (Caleb gives it 2 thumbs up and says it smells great and it's his favorite).
That's where I'm at on the fragrance search. Thanks to Moiraeknittoo's comment from last week about Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs, I have spent several hours wandering around their website. They have what looks like a wide range of scents, from more traditional types to some that I would have never thought of wearing (one of their fragrances is described as the scent of utter hopelessness). I'm thinking about trying out a few of their scents as well, but I have no idea where to start. Anyone who knows their fragrances a little want to offer suggestions for trying out? I'm currently considering Embalming Fluid, Snake Oil, and Morocco, but I'm open to other suggestions as well. And if you're curious about BPAL, go check it out, but make sure you have some time to wander the site (and if you're at work, you might rethink it since some of their art might not be appropriate for your workplace - don't want anyone getting into trouble). Here's a link.