Keeping it clean: 10 Corso Como
Well, summer finally arrived in Los Angeles. It was 97 degrees in Beverly Hills at 1pm which meant that the pursuit of AC was key. Luckily the MTA bus is usually arctic, unlike the AC on my poor Honda which is more of a slightly cooler breeze. Hopping from department store to coffee house was the order of the day, and I will be happy (ish) to return to work on Monday.
In the midst of sniffing at Barneys I came across 10 Corso Como, which I had never tried. I'm a big fan of woody fragrances and own several, and this might have to become one of them. It's sandalwood, but not the fizzy, slightly boozy kind that Lutens uses. The frankincense, musk and oud make it slightly smutty, the geranium, rose and vetiver adds a touch of clean soapiness. There's not a huge amount of development here and there needn't be. The opening is such a delight that I don't want it to change. Ever.
10 Corso Como is available in perfume, solid perfume (that you can take traveling!), bath oil, and other products that make me wonder why other houses don't do this? At Barneys and Luckyscent. I tested at Barneys in the hours I minutely examined every item in the store while sucking up their excellent AC.