For forty day and forty nights … No, probably not. Simply in a single day for a deluge, like a severe one the place the creek is at its banks and the sector is saturated. We’re again to moist and gray, although not terribly chilly but. It’s made me surprise if we’re a but earlier begin to the wet season (final 12 months was mid-October).
I had my annual flu jab yesterday which made me wish to get into mattress with a e book. Only a bit drained and achy.
And I not too long ago found that there’s a US collection on tv based mostly on Tony Hillerman’s Leaphorn and Chee books, Darkish Winds. To my big frustration, this can’t be accessed within the UK. Has anybody within the US watched this?
I had an acupuncture session this previous Friday and I feel our relationship has run its course. Not acupuncture – simply this practitioner. It appears her creativeness concerning my remedy has disappeared and we’re doing the identical issues – it doesn’t matter what I say — which aren’t having a lot of an impact. I’m used to having a severe power whoosh in a session and that isn’t occurring anymore – and hasn’t for the previous couple. I’ll hunt down another person and see what I can see.
And I not too long ago examine a former New Yorker who moved to London, missed ‘correct’ bagels, and ended up beginning a bagel store with NY-style bagels in an space of London referred to as Primrose Hill. My absolute favorite London bagel place closed through the pandemic (and have become a Center Jap candy store) so I instantly slotted the concept of a go to to this new place throughout my subsequent London journey (hoping for late October or early November). Will report again.
Onward. I believed twice about posting but once more on extra Eris perfumes, as Portia did one, then I did, then Tom did, and final week I discovered myself writing about two extra. However, they’re good and I feel the home is value taking note of. There are two extra I have to order however that’s going to attend a month or so. So, after this I’m on to totally different pastures.
Proper. So, Ma Bete and Evening Flower.
As quickly as I sprayed on Ma Bete my mind went into ‘discover that scent’ overdrive. This jogged my memory of one thing, which I rapidly realised was Amoureuse by Parfums Del Rae, a perfume I very a lot admired however couldn’t put on. And I feel I gave away my bottle. From 2002, Amoureuse was floral fruity. Notes had been cardamom, tangerine, lily, jasmine, tuberose, honey, oakmoss and sandalwood. I keep in mind pondering it was attractive but it surely simply didn’t fairly work on me.
Ma Bete’s notes are aldehydes, Tunisian neroli, Indian nutmeg, Indian cypriol, Honduran styrax, Indian jasmine sambac, Virginia cedarwood, Indonesian patchouli and artificial animal accord. This begins out spicy neroli which is simply pretty.
As soon as that spicy-fruity facet gentles we transfer into full blown pong territory. There’s nonetheless a little bit of the neroli however we’ve fallen down a jasmine-styrax-nutmeg gap. It’s extremely heady and there’s a whispery rubbery factor occurring (the styrax?) – not sufficient to be disagreeable however simply sufficient to be bizarre. The nutmeg is spicy-powdery, including a little bit of astringence to the pong which makes it simpler for me.
The drydown is spicy-wood, after which turns into very animal pong. It seems to begin to disappear however then the pong provides it extra longevity. I’m not that enamoured of the pong.
The highest and center are what make this. The drydown is extra pedestrian than the opposite growth.
This isn’t as ‘fairly’ as Amoureuse however for me it’s rather more wearable till I get to the drydown. And that rubber be aware is excellent, because it punts this into lovely monster territory (resulting in the identify making sense).
Evening Flower’s notes embrace Italian bergamot, Russian birch tar, Guatemalan cardamom, suede, Indian tuberose, Laotian Cinnamon, Indonesian patchouli, Venezuelan tonka bean and musk.
This opens on me as a gently citrus birch tar which is comfortable however very nice. Then, the cardamom truly arrives to present issues a contact of sweetness. However this isn’t cloying.
Because it develops I get a suede ‘really feel’ but it surely nonetheless smells of a delicate birch tar plus spicy tuberose which provides a rubbery facet.
The drydown is floral-rubber-pong, if that makes any sense.
I actually like this, however I just like the opening most. I like birch tar as a be aware and that is an attention-grabbing tackle that: not your ordinary heavy obligation sense of the facet. It is a extra uncommon tackle issues.
And it’s attention-grabbing I get rubber from each. Tuberose having an impression?
So, what to assume? I don’t want both of those. I’m nonetheless fixated on Delta of Venus.
I don’t recall if any of us have mentioned within the numerous posts however Antoine Lie is the nostril for Eris’ fragrances. I actually do like what he’s finished right here.
So, any of this sound up your alley? Are you feeling put upon by your climate? Is there one thing you’ve found not too long ago that isn’t fragrance and has gone on to your ‘hhhhmm’ record?
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