Perfume Review: Worth Courtesan and a Prize Draw
March of Perfume Posse introduced me (and most of the perfumanity) to Courtesan by Worth, and I hope she will forgive me this review. It is not negative. I think Courtesan is ...unique. And I admire originality regardless of whether I can actually wear the fragrance in question.
If you go to Worth website, it will tell you in plenty of detail what notes Courtesan is supposed to contain. But here is what it smells like to me...It smells of my childhood. More specifically, it smells of my Soviet rubber (plastic? chemist I am not) dolls. More specifically, it smells of their bellies (don't ask!). And more specifically still, it smells of their bellies after they have been handled by my chubby little fingers sticky with strawberry jam. That is the image I get every single time I put on Courtesan, and it is an image that makes me go, awww! I had a happy childhood and am always delighted to revisit it. And so thank you, Worth, and thank you, March!
Please share your strangest perfume associations! And if you would like to be in the draw for a sample of Courtesan as well as a sample of another sticky wonder, Montale Mukhallat, along with Montale Sunset Flowers, Golden Aoud and White Musk, let me know in your comment.
(I couldn't find a picture with a doll, so here is yours truly with a bear. Which, incidentally, smelled like Mitsouko.)