Previous week was a busy but also well scented one. After a longer weekend I had a pile of tests and lab work to cope with, but I made it through. During last 10 days I tried few new things and I want to share my impressions with you. Time for another Monday Quick Sniffs session! Hooray!
Last week I received one black envelope from Jo Loves Showroom in London. It was Jo Malone who sent me a sample of her newest fragrance in JO LOVES… line. This newly launched perfume is called Pink Vetiver and it smells really interesting. The opening contains a lot of juniper berries that smell quite cold, herbal, even herbaceous. Berries are slightly spicy thanks to coriander and pink peppercorn. There’s also kind of light metallic vibe in the opening. Heart of Pink Vetiver is a little bit more dusty/spicy with nutmeg and angelica. Ginger gives a refreshing touch while cumin (very transparent) warms everything up. Base of Pink Vetiver is made of woody vetiver with just a tiny hint of rooty/earthy tone plus some translucent amber. It’s available in 30 ml and 100 ml bottles, still exclusive to UK only.
On All Saints’ Day (Nov 1) I wanted to wear something comforting and contemplative and decided to go with Chanel Cuir de Russie. It was a perfect choice for that day. In early stage it smelled uplifting and mediterranean with bergamot from Calabria, mandarin from Sicilia and a lovely dose of orange blossom. After some time it turned oriental with spices, rose, ylang-ylang. I also smelled jasmine – not a heady option but light and pleasant, cosy. In the end Cuir de Russie was mostly about leather and woody notes provided by birch. It was rather light-hearted for all the time but it lasted all day on my skin, no longevity issues here. I felt very comfortable wearing Cuir de Russie the other day. It’s beautiful, worth exploring especially if you’re not a leather fan as you actually might like it a lot. Cuir de Russie – part of Les Exclusifs de Chanel collection. Available in 75, 200 ml bottles of EdT and in EdP concentration.
Last week I finally remembered to wear this sample I ordered few weeks ago. What We do in Paris is Secret is one of
three four fragrances from an American niche perfume brand A Lab on Fire. Its opening is very powdery with highly concentrated heliotrope note supported by white honey intensifying the powdery feeling. Within few first minutes vanilla is revealed turning …Secret into sweet and creamy scent. I guess tonka and amber also participated in this sweet effect. Tolu Balsam make it sensual. Litchi and rose add light fruity and floral nuances while sandalwood is just a lovely base for What We do in Paris is Secret. Too bad it’s so well hidden. There’s also a bergamot in this perfume. But where was it? Not sure, somewhere with powdery maybe? This perfume was launched this year and it appears in one size of 60 ml.