I’ve been really busy keeping up with some large orders this week and haven’t had time to post or work on the new scents. Hope to catch my breath this weekend — can’t believe it’s Friday already.
I’m realizing more and more how individualized our scent experience is, and how differently people experience the same scent. I want to post about this topic in a few days. It’d be fun to be able to tweak my scents for individual people when they find they want a little more or less of this or that (and usually for every person who wants a note more pronounced there’s another who wants it more subdued, reinforcing the allure of custom scenting).
I tried my Amouage Lyric samples (men and women) and though they are nice they didn’t call out to me. Also tried L’Artisan’s Fleur de Narcisse and liked it very much; I smell delicate floral notes with hay, tabac, and soft greens. It’s a subtle and very pretty blend. The iris comes out a lot to me with even a hint of violet, but that’s because iris and violet notes are both built with ionones and there’s a lot of cross-over.
We’re between rain storms today and tomorrow; hope to poke my head out tomorrow and get outside at least a little bit. I did catch Obama’s acceptance speech Tuesday night and am glad to see the hope this historic election has brought to many people.