Monday, October 18, 2010

Personal perfume trivia

And all thanks to Luckyscent. :)

I got their fall sample package the other day and it sparked a whole bunch of interesting situations.

I was happy to try Amouage Memoir Woman and almost instantly got reminded of Frapin's Caravelle Epicee. So I tried them side by side and luckily they are not the same. CE is much sweeter in a spicy way while Memoir gets a boozy thing going more than CE. I like Memoir quite a lot, but not that a lot to buy a bottle.

Then, Luckyscent tried to trick me and they switched labels on Andy Tauer scents. :) Shame on them.
Imagine my surprise when I finally happily applied some Eau d'epices I waited for so long to try and it turned into a wet smelling something resembling a rose. Now is a good time to say I wasn't expecting Une Rose Vermeille to work on my skin because it's a wet rose floral. I was very right, it fell splat and didn't move anymore. And I do mean no movement at all. So I tried the sample labeled Une Rose Vermeille and imagine my surprise when it turned into this juicy sweet thing that lasts and lasts (I keep wondering how do you make that fruity juicy note last so long?).

Which brings me to Vero Onda Rubj and resemblance between Rubj and La Prairie Threads Sapphire. Well, Sapphire only resembles Rubj which is much richer and fuller but the resemblance is definitely there. And one is called Rubj and the other Sapphire.  Interesting. :) Although, to be completely honest, I only smelled Sapphire on a strip and didn't give it a lot thought because after trying Rubj just the day before, there wasn't
any chance it would be better than Rubj.

Here are the notes.
Rubj: Bergamot, mandarin, neroli, passion fruit, cumin, orange flower absolute, tuberose, basil, cedar, oak moss, musk.

Sapphire: Top notes are green notes, apricot and freesia; middle notes are jasmine, narcissus and gardenia; base notes are woodsy notes and amber.

And before I leave, I just licked my fingers (I admit, I'm eating potato chips while writing this, yes, I don't really live a completely healthy life) and afterwards I realized there was still some myrrh absolute on them (barely but still) and that is the reason my tongue tastes bitterness in my mouth. Oh well, outside, inside, who cares if it smells nice. :)


  1. I love your comment at the end about perfume "outside, inside, who cares." There are a couple of my favorite fragrances that I love so much that I've considered drinking them so that when I sweat it will smell like perfume. Yea, probably not the healthiest idea.

  2. Eau d'epices really is a long lasting citrus, isn't it! It's amazing.

  3. What Anonymous said - "get it down you, any way you can!"

    How funny about the swapped labels - that happened to me once with two LesNez scents - Unicorn Spell and Let me play the Lion. Very different kettles of fish, those two. Kettle chips of fish even... ; - )

  4. Meliscents, thanks for stopping by. :)
    Well, I haven't progressed to thinking about drinking perfume, but I can definitely see the merits of sweating it. ;)

  5. Kjanicki, I plan on giving it some more time and effort in understanding. It is amazing. :)

  6. FS, you know, I'm starting to think they are testing us to see if we'll recognize the switch. ;)

  7. Bravo! You are getting better and better!!!!!

  8. you know I've never got a lucky scent sample pack and I endlessly put a group in the basket and then change my mind. I really must. Although I don't want them to swap the labels!!

  9. He, he. I wonder if they swapped labels before and I didn't notice. :)
    I really like their sample packs because what's in them are usually the new scents just appearing so this enables me to smell them quickly and relatively cheaply.