Our Travelling Box of Perfume made it to California last week and we already have first impressions to share with everyone who joined this project. So here are a couple of notes from Shelly. By the time I’m posting this she actually delivered the box in person to the next place!
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I loved the privilege of the traveling box. I am trying to be prompt as I know many others are waiting too. I realize I have very little ability to convey what I smell and like in words. Scents are not in the verbal part of my mind. So, brief it will be…
Usually I love woods, freshness, vetiver. I love smelling the more masculine scents but don’t wear them much because I seem to like them better as an audience than to wear myself. I never know I liked fig until the wonderful lady at Fumerie suggested one last summer. It shows up in a few here. I have loved leather for a long time. Citrus is an easy like, always wish it had staying power.
Fugit Amor – Jul et Mad, Spicy fig – only 3 stars in the newest edition of Perfumes: The Guide. I liked it more.
Nuda Veritas – Atelier Des Ors, Fresh – possible fig too
Cuir Sacre – Atelier Des Ors, Juniper, Cyprus, cedar, leather – this is four stars in my book.
Mars 1764 – Pozzo di Borgo, citrus and spice. Web site lists elemi which I had no idea about. I looked it up. It is a resin used in aroma therapy and the like. I am liking it.
Some general likes
24 October – Pozzo di Borggo, according to the web site for them it has grapefruit, mint, pear, currant, woody. I liked it but not very long lasting on me.
Tobac Tabou – Parfum de Empire. I am looking to find a tobacco scent like what my great uncle wore, but this one was nice too.
Not my cup of tea
Bombay Bling – Neela Vermeire. I love the idea but too sweet for me and maybe a bit too gourmand.
Secrets du Paradis Rouge – Jul et Mad, white flower tends to be serious dislike for if I can spot it easily. In small amounts that can blend it is fine.
Rosso Epicureo – Jacques Fath, smelled like bubble gum when I first opened it!
Double Dare and Day for Night – Prada, liked them both but already had chosen some others to keep
Adding to the box
Jasmine et Cigarette – Etat Libre d’Orange, Foxglove – D.S & Durga, Aedes De Venustas – Eau de Parfume, Eau de Magnolia – Frederic Malle, Musc Ravageur – Frederic Malle, Essences Insensees – Diptyque