Watch What You Wish For
Last week I was complaining that it was just too darned warm to wear my favorite ambers. Clearly someone up there was listening. They must have also been in a very bad mood. The highs this week haven't gotten much into the 50's and the lows are skimming the 30's. So I've been in amber heaven.
One that I've been reaching for a lot is Uncle Serge's Mandarine Mandarin which I had previously said reminded me of smelling "exactly like tearing into the first Satsuma of the season in late fall". That's still there, but perhaps since my bottle has mellowed (or I have) I get to the spices and labdanum portion of the program quicker. I'm also smelling the celery along with the smoky tea. It's a strange brew: very Lutens, but really nice on a chilly summer afternoon.
I know it's freezing practically everywhere else in the US (Oregon got something like 6" of snow). What you wearing to ward off the chill?
MM is a Paris Exclusive, darn it. I think the price is $200 EU, but don't quote me.