*Currently Listening: Sunday Morning by No Doubt (I have my entire iTunes on shuffle. That's entertainment!)
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From Sarah at Unity Cassel the following: Evil Max, Over the Chocolate Shop, Lead Us Not Into Temptation, Lights On, The Lion Cupboard, and Urana's Tokyo Cafe.
From Elisa writer of The French Exit and On The Scent are: Les Senteurs Gourmandes Tendre Madeleine by Laurence Dumont, Rose Barbare from Guerlain, Tuscany Per Donna from Estee Lauder, YSL's Y, Badgley Mischka, Par Amour from Clarins (It's got blackcurrant AND cardamom in it? Be still my beating heart!) Couture! from Moschino, and Rossy de Palma from Etat Libre d'Orange.
So yeah, I've got a lot of sniffin' to do! Also...note of interest: I've decided that "perfume people" - on the whole - have very lovely taste in stationary! (Judging from the notes in packages I've received since starting No Disassemble Charlie No. 5.)
I'm a bit all over the place when it comes to trying out new scents (when I have a sample size to try at home and IRL). If it's something specific that I'm looking for, there's a bit more of a chance of immediacy. If it's just a "hey, I just have a back log of perfumes to try" type of thing, I'll wait until I'm not in a particular fragrance "mood" and just blindly grab something from the envelope and dab it on. Days off are really good for that. I can generally try about 3 scents, getting a good feel for them. I can't "try" two scents at once. My nose isn't THAT discerning, and for me I can't get the entire "feel" of the fragrance. I just wait til I can no longer smell it, lightly wash at the sink if convenient and re-apply.
So dear readers, how do you test fragrance? Do you have a "process"? Or does it vary depending upon what you're looking for or how much you like what you're trying? Let me know in the comment section.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend! (There's a very special "Summer Guide" post coming up post Memorial Day, so stay tuned!)
*Currently Listening: Clarinet Concerto No. 6 In D, Mvt. I - Moderato by Molter (my iTunes on shuffle is a many diverse splendid thing!)
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