An abundance for Might Day

Comfortable Might Day. It’s a financial institution vacation right here. In truth, the primary of three this Might (often there are solely two, however this yr there’s a 3rd one related to the coronation of the brand new king).

Anyway, the climate has gotten very nice. The timber are leafing, the lilacs are blooming, every kind of strange and stunning issues are up in my backyard.

And it’s Joe the Lab’s 10th birthday. So, pleased birthday to him!

Proper. The issues I sniffed with Portia. All however one had been on blotters, so I made notes in a short time after coming back from London. They aren’t in any explicit order. Right here goes.

Dior Balade Sauvage (2018, Francois Demachy, ozonic notes, bergamot, petitgrain, fig tree and fruit, photo voltaic notes, sea notes, hedione, peach, orange blossom, rose, pebbles, amberwood, labdanum and vanilla). Contemporary, ozonic, peach and rose. Faint on the blotter after two days, so I don’t think about this might be terribly long-lived on pores and skin. Nice and delicate.

Dior Tobacolor (2021, Francois Demachy). Tobacco with fruity notes and amber. I get tobacco and caramel, and it’s actually fairly good.

Dior Vanilla Diorame (2021, Francois Demachy, orange, pink pepper, lemon, rum, cacao, cardamon, vanilla, sandalwood and patchouli). Fascinating gourmande. A bit spicy, properly rounded with the cacao and cardamon. I don’t get a lot of the woody stuff. Choose Tobacolour.

Guerlain Oud Khôl (2022, Thierry Wasser, leather-based, carbon resin, caramel, powdery moss and oud). A mossy, powdery leather-oud with a wierd recent notice. Fairly robust and truly fairly engaging. Wouldn’t thoughts making an attempt this on pores and skin at some point.

Thameen Riviere (2016, Julia Rodriguez, saffron, cinnamon, black pepper, Turkish rose, sage, carnation, leather-based and nagarmotha). That is labelled amber-spicy, however is one other that was disappearing from the blotter after a few days. Gently candy floral spicy is what I get, with some candy amber.

Themeen Glowing Opal (2020, can’t discover nostril, saffron, nutmeg, pepper, orris root, oud, rose, jasmine, cinnamon, labdanum, cedar, vanilla, amyris, sandalwood, guaiac wooden, leather-based and extra cedar). Gentle spicy leather-based. The type of leather-based worn by somebody who’s searching for gentle beige suede. It’s good. One other that didn’t final that nicely on the blotter.

Thameen Fanfare (2023, Bruno Jovanovic, lemon, neroli, bergamot, floral notes, Vermouth, juniper berry, rosemary, musk, vetiver and patchouli). Citrus fragrant, in line with Fragrantica. Natural – I get principally the Vermouth, rosemary and juniper. Fairly nice and recent, however not irritating recent.

Thomas Kosmala No 4 Sweet (2023, crimson fruit, cherry, raspberry, tiara flower, cotton sweet, vanilla and caramel). Not as unhealthy because it sounds. Certainly, very candy, however successful of apricot for me (Portia mentioned air). Candy, fruity, vanilla with perhaps a whisper of amber. Enjoyable bottle.

Thomas Kosmala No 6 Brume Radieuse (2018, black present syrup, coconut, peach, jasmine, rose, oud, patchouli and amber). Bizarre, barely chemical, candy woody. Not very robust. Fruit not very outstanding.

Fueguia 1833 Patagonia Cacao (web site isn’t useful on this. as pic reveals, there have been a whole lot of fragrances and the one I attempted on pores and skin – the one one all day – was, I believe, simply cacao). This began out a terrific dry cacao with a little bit of skank. By the point I actually re-smelled it at house a lot a lot later, it had merely turn into very candy. The highest is nice. Growth not what one would need (no less than not me).

Memo Hermetica Inexperienced Lion (2018, Philippe Paparella-Paris, basil, juniper, cardamon, rosemary, lily of the valley and amberwood). Inexperienced resinous. Good natural kick. My understanding of the identify Inexperienced Lion has to do with in alchemy an experiment name Chasing the Inexperienced Lion (take a look at Wiki in the event you’re ).

Serge Lutens Écrin de Fumée (2023, rum, tobacco and cacao). The ‘blotter’ for this was truly a inexperienced Harrods ribbon. It holds perfume fairly nicely. Peppery and smoky, with a very good slug of rum. Smoky candy. Undoubtedly need to do this on pores and skin.

Robert Piguet Fracas (1948, Germaine Cellier, peach, orange blossom, hyacinth, inexperienced leaves, mandarin orange, bergamot, tuberose, jasmine, gardenia, ormanthus, narcissus, lily of the valley, carnation, white iris, violet root, coriander, rose, rose geranium, musk, sandalwood, amber, oakmoss, vetiver and cedar). Sampled this late within the day – principally as a result of I nonetheless really need to like it but it surely’s nonetheless, after no less than 5 goes through the years, not my tuberose. Portia questioned if it’s that sweet floss facet. Maybe. Nonetheless attractive however nonetheless not me.

Pics: Pexels and me (very poor certainly one of Fueguia)