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“I enjoy fashion, but also enjoy bludgeoning”: Henri Bendel’s and happiness

I’m just going to say it: I made myself feel better by spending money.

I was having a lovely day in the city, and had the chance to swing by Henri Bendel’s uptown. This was a store I used to be terrified to enter, till I took my little brother there with me one day.

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Stuff What I Took Out of the Drawer Tonight

So here’s stuff I just took out of the drawer and spritzed on myself because I could, to remind myself what it smells like. Quick drive-bys, again, which seem to get the most traffic!

I am trying to thin out the collection, partly so I can find stuff I want, partly because it just is . . . → Read More: Stuff What I Took Out of the Drawer Tonight

I’d like to rough my amber up

I’ve never been a huge amber fan, like Birgit at Olfactoria’s Travels, the “Queen of Amber”. I’ve never really been against amber, either. I like ambergris, the salty floral smell of (artificial, nowadays) fermented whale vomit; it’s my favorite feature of L’Eau de Merveilles, from Hermes. And I like the modern ingredient “amber”, which is . . . → Read More: I’d like to rough my amber up

Buh-bye, 2012! In perfumes et al.

Holy crap, the year is over.

This year often sucked, and I will be glad to see the back of it (don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, 2012). Nonetheless it has seen the acquisition of a hellacious amount of perfume in this house, and I feel I should . . . → Read More: Buh-bye, 2012! In perfumes et al.

Drive-bys

What has the Unseen Censer been up to, you might wonder?

STUFF, says the Unseen Censer.

Still and all, I’m still progressing through a variety of samples, so here’s some thoughts, drive-by style, of things I’m not planning to write a fuller review of:

Comme des Garcons 2 – I must not be paying close . . . → Read More: Drive-bys

May I have this dance, Histoires de Parfums 1804?

As with Carner Barcelona’s D600, my first impression of Histoires de Parfums 1804 (George Sand) is of ball gowns. Silk ballgowns.

But where D600 wants to surround you like curtains (possibly these ball gowns have been stored in the attic for a while; you may not be in the mood to be surrounded), Histoires de . . . → Read More: May I have this dance, Histoires de Parfums 1804?