The final installment of my peek into my perfume closet series comes to you by request of Vanessa, who wanted to see my so called Albatrosses as well.
And I thought that would not be a bad idea at all. Let’s take a look at those neglected bottles…
Here they are looking really good, I have to say, a photogenic bunch. But sadly they live out their lives unloved and unused in a cool and dark box. There is only so much perfume one person can wear. That is a sacrilege, if you ask me.
Guerlain Idylle, a lovely, modern floral chypre, too clean and happy for me in the end. Guerlain Flora Nymphéa, uplifting and pretty. Tauer Incense Rosé, I mourn this one, because I think it is awesome. Unfortunately I can’t wear it without getting a rash, I am allergic to some natural ingredient in there.
Estée Lauder Sensuous Noir: I love the original more, but this is a nice take on a feminine woody fragrance with some dark florals added. Estée Lauder Youth Dew Amber Nude, it has an overly long name, an adorable bottle and was created under Tom Ford’s patronage. I never seem to find the right time to wear it though. Clinique Aromatics Elixir – I like it, but it is just too loud for me, a classic none the less.
Illuminum White Gardenia Petals: my most read review. This is the version I vastly prefer to the current one. Balmain Ambregris, has everything going for it (apart from that ridiculous bottle cap that is), but it always gets overlooked in favor of something new. I am unfair and Ambregris really deserves better.
Veld’s Prends Moi Slimming Fragrance (reviewed on PST), a fruity floral that is actually well made, if slightly too cheery for me. Comptoir Sud Pacifique Matin Calin (100% full) is discontinued. This is a pristine backup bottle. (As if I would ever go through a full bottle…)
If you see something you would like, shoot me an email and I’ll make you a very good price. Every offer is considered. What is left will go on ebay over the next weeks. I need a clean
dark box slate.
Most bottles have been sprayed only a few times, apart from Youth Dew Amber Nude which has about 70% left. All, but the Guerlains come with their original boxes.
Please don’t negotiate the shipping costs with me, the Austrian Postal Office is an enigmatic entity beyond my powers of comprehension, but at least they have never lost any package I ever sent. One bottle will incur about 15€ for shipping, I charge only the actual shipping costs.
I look forward to hearing from you! Go get yourself a bargain and give my albatrosses a loving home.
What are your albatrosses? Do you have any? What do you do with them?