Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Perfume update

I should label this post "Scent, or lack thereof".

There have been very few posts about perfume lately. I miss them, too.

The lack of entries about scent are not because I'm distracted by politics or anything else. It's because I have had few new scents to write about.

I had been furiously swapping fragrances with folks on MUA. Besides trying new scents, I met some wonderful people. Lately, noone wants to swap, at least with me. I have even better things to swap than I've ever had, so I don't get it. Do I have cooties?

Image note: These are computer generated cooties. If you are of a scientific mind, please go to this link and then explain what the heck they're writing about to me. I don't get it.


Anonymous said...

I hear you. I noticed the swapping goes thru dry spells often. It's nothing for weeks and months, then you get a flurry of swaps happening. You gotta wait it out, that's all.
What are you after, anyway?

Websafe said...

If those "cooties" are cellular automata, you might try reading Steven Levy's "Artificial Life: The Quest for a New Creation" (1992). He does good explication for the intelligent layperson.

Julie H. Rose said...

I am sending off a package today for some expected delights - Ginestet Botrytis and bunch of other interesting things - Guerlain Spiriteuse Double Vanille, Amouage, Mitsouko. . .we'll see!

Nika, you mention scents I've never heard of quite often. I need to google just how many scents are on the market. The number must be staggering!

Anonymous said...

Sorry fro inciting your perfume lust:) There are a lot of scents out there, for sure. I'd say we're looking at tens of thousands, if you include the ones that were discontinued but are still available on the market. I gave up counting a long time ago.

Eventhough I sample up to a dozen or so new things every month, I just got around to DK Black Cashmere today. I don't know what took me so long...it's gorgeous:woody, spicy, very present and robust. It has a goodly dose of saffron which is the main attraction for me. I dont know if I could maintain my enthusiasm for it if I had a bottle or even a decant, but right now Black Cashmere is rocking my world:)
I used up the whole sample in one day, oy!

Julie H. Rose said...

You're right on the money, LB. Cellular automata indeed.

And Black Cashmere has a strong saffron note? Hmmm. There's a store in Maine where one can get DK scents at a major discount. I was in there once, but the store was so heavy with that department store "perfume" smell I had to leave in a hurry.