Here we go again, Part IV of my collection posts is here. (Parts I-III are here.) This time, let us see why some call me the Queen of Amber, there is a good reason for that, I believe…
All my amber perfumes in one picture. I realize that I forgot an important one though – Frapin 1697, I don’t know how that could have happened (actually, I do, it was in my office for decanting off samples to send to friends, so that is why it missed its photo opportunity, but it sounds more dramatic if I say I don’t know why it was left out). Amber is said to be the new trend note for the coming year, it is nice to know I am way ahead of times.
If you want to read up on one or the other here are the reviews of Goutal Ambre Fetiche, Armani Privé Ambre Orient, Tom Ford Amber Absolute, Dior Mitzah, Teo Cabanel Alahine, Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan, JHAG Calamity J, Parfum d’Empire Ambre Russe and L’Artisan L’Eau d’Ambre.
Next up is my Serge Lutens collection. I have a love/hate relationship with Lutens. Therefore this collection is very much in flux, bottles have been bought and sold, bought and sold over the years (yes, that is quite stupid, I absolutely agree.) This is what constitutes my current loves and I guess I’ll stick with those bottles for now, although Douce Amère is on a somewhat precarious position, because at the moment I hate it for being way too sweet. But experience shows that this opinion is subject to change.
Iris Silver Mist was my favorite iris for a long time, but has recently been overthrown by Armani Privé La Femme Bleue (review coming soon).
Those bottles are all very full still, because commiting myself all day to wearing just one perfume (and that is what happens when you apply a Lutens in most cases) is a hard thing to do for a blogger. But I still wouldn’t want to miss my Un Bois Vanille, Jeux de Peau or Feminité du Bois, even if it is not the Shiseido original.
Another week went by in a flash and the weekend is here.
It was the baptism of my young nephew N°2 on Saturday afternoon, but unfortunately I couldn’t attend, because I came down with stomach flu or something. In any case, it keeps me bed-ridden and near a bathroom since Friday afternoon.
My husband says the baptism was a very nice gathering of extended family and friends. I’d love to have seen my older son carrying out his very important role of holding the chrisam and Holy Water during the ceremony (he was so proud) but I’m glad I did not see my younger one trying to set the congregation on fire by wielding his lit candle like a light sabre. I would have loved to see my young nephew in his white dress. And of course I would have liked to eat lots of delicious food at the party afterwards…
I’d love to hear about your weeks again. What is new with you? How are you doing?
A wonderful weekend to all!