An abundance for Might Day

Joyful Might Day. It’s a financial institution vacation right here. The truth is, the primary of three this Might (normally 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 bushes are leafing, the lilacs are blooming, every kind of strange and shocking 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 mild.

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 an odd contemporary word. Fairly sturdy and truly fairly engaging. Wouldn’t thoughts attempting 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 smooth beige suede. It’s good. One other that didn’t final that properly on the blotter.

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

Thomas Kosmala No 4 Sweet (2023, pink fruit, cherry, raspberry, tiara flower, cotton sweet, vanilla and caramel). Not as unhealthy because it sounds. Certainly, very candy, however a success of apricot for me (Portia stated 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 sturdy. Fruit not very outstanding.

Fueguia 1833 Patagonia Cacao (web site isn’t useful on this. as pic reveals, there have been loads 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 residence a lot a lot later, it had merely change into very candy. The highest is nice. Growth not what one would need (not 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 for those who’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 properly. 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 actually need to find it irresistible but it surely’s nonetheless, after not less than 5 goes over time, not my tuberose. Portia puzzled if it’s that sweet floss facet. Maybe. Nonetheless beautiful however nonetheless not me.

Pics: Pexels and me (very poor one among Fueguia)