You know, I really do believe I get drunk when I enter a niche perfumery and start smelling stuff and then times flies by when you're drunk and having fun, and before you know it, it's closing time and you've been there longer than you thought possible. :)
But it really isn't my fault. :)
When I came, I was the only one, and then at one point, a guy walked in and we then proceeded through smelling his possible choices while I was debating with myself what do I want to walk out with.
Of all the perfumes he tried, in the end his two (and mine) favorites were Passion Boise by Frapin and Lumiere Noir by MFK.
Passion Boisée, which for some reason I read English Passion and French Boisée is a really good cold-weather choice for men, this one especially as his skin seems to eat all the sweetness out of every perfume.
Lumière Noire, fits the name (finally! a noir that works) as there is a dark rose in there.
Passion Boisée is a warm, rumy-fruity wood concoction that will probably make your guy smell very appealing to a lot of women.
Hmm, I might still decide against buying this one for my boyfriend then...
Of those that I smelled
Dyptique 34 almost made the cut. I really like it. It's more full than the rest of the Dyptique perfumes I tried so far and has some fig in there which makes it instantly likeable for me, but it's not sweet, it actually seems fitting for the fall weather we are having at the moment.
In the end, I decided against it because it's just so perfectly fine.
Ombre Rose L'Original smelled much better on the blotter than on my skin. All I seemed to be getting, progressively at that, was powdery violety-irisy-rose (with accent on powdery). Not for me.
Jovoy Chypre has potential. It is a serious chypre, one you don't want to mess with. Easier to wear than Bandit but almost giving away the same aura.
Velvet Aoud by Montale also almost made the cut. It would fit nicely with the mood I'm in as it seems to have a light fruity feel tinged with metallic (with the oudy background) and I like it a lot.
I checked the notes now and the only thing with any fruit connotation would be orange blossom. :) But it seems whoever wrote the Luckyscent description also gets some fruitiness. :) I'll be going for some more testing.
The last thing that sticks in my mind from yesterday is Safran Troublant which I finally tested. I knew there was a reason I didn't try it before. I'm a spice addict and ST fits my addiction very nicely. :)
And if you're wondering what I took home with me - well, finally, I have my own stash of Ambre Russe and Fougere Bengale by Parfum d'Empire. :)
Huge thank you to the nice blonde lady (whose name I don't know) for her smiling, easy-going company yesterday. :)
The Flores facebook site from which I took the photo.