Hold Your Nez, Part 1
Review by Tom
Nez a Nez
I blame Aromascope for ordering this one (well, blame is waaaay strong a word). The samples are amply sized and quite cheap, I think it was about 15 dollars for all of them. I don't remember exactly, since I feel like I placed the order sometime in 1967. Shipping took FOREVER, and the packaging was wholly inadequate for sending anything as delicate as 10 glass vials. I was lucky that mine arrived intact, others have reported theirs have not. As you know, Colombina loathed these, I'm too cheap not to delve into all of them, and too attention starved not to make you all sit through it. (tee hee)
Figues & Garçons: Well. Figs and boys. Frankly, I'm not big on either. I prefer dates and Men (bad-uhmpum, he's here all day folks! Tip your waiter!!) Oddly I don't really get figs, or boys. I get a rather clean green scent that reminds me of Fresh Index Cucumber Baie. It's sweeter than Cucumber Baie, and that's not necessarily a good thing.
1001 Figues: Cotton candy sweetness mixed with suntan lotion, that actually gets rather interesting. Something green and peppery comes in, and slightly bitter, but not figgy at all. It's a mess. An intersting mess, but still a mess.
Vanithé: More cotton candy. Listed as having ingredients like tonka beans, verbena and rosemary. Might as well add pixie dust and everything nice. Ghastly.
Ambre a Sade: Moving on to Fruity Pebbles. Complete with milk. Milk and skank. Breakfast with Paris Hilton, the day after. Ugh. Makes Vanithé look like Bandit.
Bal Musque: A nice light leather, with musk. A bit of rose, a bit of vanilla. Hardly the stankiest of the stank, but the one I like best so far.
Next time: the rest. I have to go scrub my wrist with Borax before I go into a sugar coma. Fruity Pebbles indeed....