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Bought anything today?
This seems like a good enough place to keep notes on what scents I buy when.  :)

Yesterday I received a bottle of Ava Luxe Midnight Violet I'd ordered a week or so ago.  Serena sent me a sample of the Midnight Violet when I ordered a little bottle of Blackberry Musk for the coming warm weather, and I fell in love with it.  It opens with a very dry, almost overpowering sharp woods-and-violet smell, with a shot of greenness.   The orris and black hemlock come shrieking out of the bottle, becoming almost too dark, dry, and earthy.  It mellows into a slightly powdery yet not too sweet scent, still of violet over woods.  This one is listed as being unisex, but I do find it somewhat more feminine than not.  It has good lasting power - about 6 hours on my skin, which tends to munch perfume.  I expected it to be slightly dirtier with civet being in the base, but it isn't a "clean" scent by any means, and that suits me just fine.  If I wanted to smell like soap, I'd wear soap. :P

Late last night, I ordered 5ml decants of Etro's Messe de Minuit (which sounds like it will be right up my alley), and Caron's Parfum Sacre.  Can't wait for these to arrive.

Current Mood: calm calm

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jenmarie From: jenmarie Date: February 14th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't remember if I did this yesterday or the day before, but I ordered 1/3 oz decants of Kingdom and L'Anarchiste.

Actually, it was a review of Kingdom that I ran across in a magazine that launched my recent passion for perfume. It seems to be a somewhat controversial scent, which of course made me want to try it. :D I'd just been unable to find a sample on in until I explored over at Basenotes a bit more.

L'Anarchiste just sounds wonderful. 1/3oz is a pretty large decant, so I'm hoping that I'll be completely enamored of both scents. heheh

All three of the ones you mentioned sound good! I love violet on others, but not usually on me, so I can't wait to smell it on you. :)

The other two sound right up MY alley too... But then, I think our alleys are pretty darn close together most of the time. ;D

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