Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Virtual sniff

Oh I'm having so much fun with this perfume obsession. I feel so womanly and purty! If you could smell me on any given day, you would catch a whiff of:

CHANEL Cristalle ***** citrus chypre
"...morning after feeling. There is a business-like briskness that suggests waking up from a night spent with a gorgeous stranger and finding her fully dressed, and made up, ready to leave after nothing more than a peck on the cheek, leaving only a cloud of Cristalle as a contact address. Beautiful, and a little scary."

LOLITA LEMPICKA ***** herbal Angel
"...as refreshing as lime soda pop...the fragrance is snappy and smart, an ideal accompaniment for flirtatious banter delivered by prim girls in glasses."

ESTEE LAUDER Beyond Paradise ***** symphonic floral
"...Abstraction has always been the soul of great perfumery...hits to perfection the dappled, fresh light of early morning shining on the sort of impossible garden that Swedenborg would have seen in visions and described in detail. Not sure about Beyond, but definitely Paradise."

BADGLEY MISCHKA ***** gorgeous fruity
"...Big, breathtakingly gorgeous fruity top note...hire a caterer - it's love."

PRESCRIPTIVES Calyx ***** guava rose
"...Maintains its perfect balance between crispness and rosy sweetness...incredibly fresh and modern...it's one of thsoe rare fragrances you could wear your whole life."

GIVENCHY Organza **** vanillic floral
"...brings to mind Harpo Marx rapidly outlining an hourglass figure with both hands, letting out a loud finger whistle, and grinning happily..."

-Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez, PERFUMES: THE GUIDE

By the way, today it's BEYOND PARADISE ;) And no shower :(

9 comments:

kristen said...

I know nothing about perfume, but a few years ago I chose Hana Morae for my birthday present and I love it. I'm not sure if it smells good on me, but I just love to smell it right out of the bottle. What does your guide say about it?

kristen said...

I know nothing about perfume, but a few years ago I chose Hana Morae for my birthday present and I love it. I'm not sure if it smells good on me, but I just love to smell it right out of the bottle. What does your guide say about it?

kristen said...

I think I just left the same comment a million times because Blogger is so bad at showing confirmation page after you hit Submit. Sorry!

Kid Sis said...

Hahah no worries! Good to "see" you girl!

It only lists HM's "butterfly" four stars...is that it??

kristen said...

That must be it - there are butterflies on the box.

Anonymous said...

Looooove perfume myself.

My current favorite is "Happy" from Clinique.

Also like Paris from the Yves Saint Laurent company.

-Freckles

Kid Sis said...

Hanae Mori "butterfly" ****

Hanae Mori's eponymous fragrance from 1994, with a terrifically trashy cotton-candy idea lifted straight from Vanilia, uses today's popular, cheerfully bright berry notes (a delicously natural-smelling cassis plus a rose strawberry), but places them in an unexpectedly classic woodsy-floral setting rather than the Kool-Aid-colored body sprays they're used to. More exuberant and richer than the similar Hot Courture by Givenchy, but more subdued than its rose-vanilla cousin Tocade, HM is a bomb-shell gourmand, incredibly rich and strong, projecting far distances and intensifying with time. Go light on the spray - TS

Kristen, sounds great! i'll have to try!

Kid Sis said...

Freckles, they hate Happy and love Paris :)

kristen said...

I'm not sure whether to be relieved or horrified by that review! Cotton candy??? Ah well. Whatever it is, it smells dreamy to me. Sometimes I just go up to the bathroom and sniff it to pick up my mood.