söndag 30 maj 2010

The perfume meeting!

Many thanks to the people that showed up yesterday at NK. I had so much fun all the time. It´s the first time in my life that I´ve been able to test as many perfumes as i wanted to without feeling that someone else is being totally bored. Even though I must say my husband has a wonderful patience, and is so lovely and perfect, but I know he don´t share my interest for perfumes...

I belive it was a historic moment at NKs perfume department, never has so few people tested so many perfumes in such a short time! :P I do wonder what the staff tought about us? Maybe they don´t want us to ever return? But what a great selection of perfumes there was at NK now.

I can still smell some of the perfumes I tried yesterday on my arms/hands. And what did I try? Well, here are some of them: Etro´s Messe de Minuit, and now I have several vitness that can verify that it has a significant note of coca cola on me! Piguet´s Fracas (can still smell it), Bond No 9´s Success is a job in New York (very interesting, must test it more), High Line (cute floral, but not so unique) and Eau de Noho (also interesting), Laura Mercier´s Marron Glace (which I think smelled really gorgeous on me), Annick Goutal´s Ninfeo Mio (a wonderful green opening, one of the participants said it smelled like you had fallen into a ditch, a must try for green lovers), Byredo´s Tulipe (really good, but reminded of Neil Morris Rainflower) and Baudelaire (mmmm jummy), Hermessence Vanille Galante, Osmanthe Yunnan and Rose Ikebana (all of them are good, but kind of bland on me) and I probably tried a lot of others that I don´t recall.

It was also so interesting to compare a scent that some of us tried simultanusly, it was a really big difference between some of the scents. My skin lifted the sweet notes in perfume very much when i compared with others, another lifted drier notes and yet another lifted fresh notes. very interesting and very much difference in some of the scents, even though the scent itself was recognisable.

With me we where 7 (and 8 with Pansylady from Fragrantica, but she stopped by and said hello and had to leave); Habit Man, Maria G, Triplex, Helle, Susanne B and Mimmi. It was a very good group. We waited for some others that didn´t show up, I hope you can join next time, cause we´re talking about doing this again in the end of summer or early autumn.

We also manage to stop by COW where a bottle of Profumum Roma where bought and I tried to smell CdGs new Holy Grace and Holy Graphie, non of them was so much to talk about. And I also tried some CB I Hate perfumes, which smelled really good/interesting at start but soon faded. I guess my sense of smell was quite exhausted by then. We went to a café and have a bite and compared some more perfumes there. Four in the group had intended to split a travel set of Hermessence, but unfortunatly one of the fragarnces wasn´t available. :(

Very much fun, intense, interesting and I hope we can do it again.

2 kommentarer:

  1. Ha! I'm not the only one - Messe de Minuit reminds me strongly of a very similar beverage to Coca Cola we have here called Cockta (I think incense behaves in such a way on me).

  2. Ines: Good to hear that I´m not alone. :) Messe de Minuit is the only incense scent that behaves that way on me as far as I know. CdGs incense serie are all rather dry and unsweet on me.