In Which I Am Being a Positive Thinker... Plus a Prize Draw
My mission impossible for today: to test ten fragrances I have been reluctant to smell for a while and to find something positive to say about each of them.
Coach by Coach. It has guava, but it does not have litchi. It is fruity, but it is also strongly floral. In fact, after a short time of obligatory juvenile sweetness, it becomes an airy white floral. I would go as far as to say that I’d wear it. If I had to.
Desperate Housewives Forbidden Fruit. Actually not that fruity. Like Coach, it is surprisingly floral, with a somewhat lilac-like accord. I could just about imagine wearing it. If I really, really had to.
L by Gwen Stefani. I love the TV ad. I like the bottle. I admire the way the scent fits the adultescent image of Stefani. If I were a fan of Goutal’s Petite Cherie, I would have been ecstatic to find a fragrance that smells just like it.
M by Mariah Carey. Smells like fluffernutters. Is therefore rather comforting. Does not have litchi.
Gucci by Gucci. Is not another Envy Me follow-up. I like the 1970s glam feel of the bottle and the ads. If I hated chypres, I would have been relieved to discover that Gucci is not one of them.
Delicious Night by Donna Karan. Does not smell like Be Delicious.
Roxy by Roxy. If I were 14, I would have loved this. It makes me grateful I am not 14.
Nina by Nina Ricci. Ditto.
Betsey Johnson by Betsey Johnson. Tritto.
Eau de Star by Thierry Mugler. An aquatic accord will make Angel ever so more bearable to smell in a crowded train at 8 in the morning. Besides, as far as I can tell, it does not have litchi.
Your mission impossible for today: find a sample you were afraid to test, smell it and say something positive about it, in your comment. If you would like to be entered into a sample prize draw for a scent that is in no way like the ten fragrances in this post, say so in your comment. The scent is Andy Tauer's new offering, Incense Extreme. The names of three winners will be randomly drawn and announced on Monday.
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