Sniffing Adventures (July 2014)

     During the month I come across so many products that it’s hard to remember which ones I like, and why I do. So, this is my way to track my thoughts – straight from my Notes app to the blog. Most of the pictures were snapped with my iPhone 3GS – that’s a 3MP camera, in case you’re wondering – so please forgive the quality. Make sure to let me know what you think, and as always, thanks for reading 🙂

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July 2014 Sniffing Adventures

 

6/7/14

Indigo

Poo-Pourri

Poo-Pourri

– Poo-Pourri: Who would have thought that the first item on this month’s Sniffing Adventures would be from a book store, of all places? I’ve heard loads about Poo-Pourri recently, and I’ve had it on my to-sniff list for a while. Not until I saw it with my own eyes in those bins on the way to the cash that I realized this was actually a really thing. The small bottles are $10 in Canada, and the bigger ones $15, which makes them quite pricey. To all my Canadian friends who weren’t sure where to find this – check your Indigo/Chapters/Coles, it might be there.

 

8/7/14

Toronto Airport duty free

– Thierry Mugler Alien Aqua Chic: A yellow floral. A bit sweaty, heavy on the honeysuckle. Found this rather overpowering after very little time.

– Paco Rabanne Invictus: This won a lot of praise with the pros, but all I’ve read so far – about everything from the juice to the bottle – says otherwise, and I have to agree. It’s a synthetic ham with kiwi.

– Davidoff The Game: I think I might have been the first to try this in the store, as the lid was on there pretty tight and took a few heavy pumps to get going. And no wonder – people must think somebody left this on their way back from Vegas. Is it lime? Cucumber? Yes, and it’s odd. Dries down peppery and mean.

 

Helsinki Airport duty free

Sisley Eau de 1 Sisley

Sisley Eau de 1 Sisley

– Sisley Eau de 1 Sisley: Incredibly old fashioned, like a fruity floral from the last century. Mossy but feminine.

– Cacharel Catch… Me: Candy that’s sat at the bottom of a toy box through a child’s entire puberty.

– Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum: Oh my, can’t believe I’ve never tried this before. This is powdery chocolate and plastic balloon animals, caramel and salted nuts. Extraordinarily heavy in terms of a modern mega-seller.

 

13/7/14

April

– Karl Lagerfeld Karl Lagerfeld for Her: A pleasant peachy aroma. Slightly vanilla. Rather unremarkable.

– Karl Lagerfeld Karl Lagerfeld for Him: Now THIS is interesting. A cucumber scent. Fruity. Veggie-y. Yum.

– Prada Candy Florale: Can’t believe this came to Israel before Canada… it smells like tutti fruity and bazooka gum.

– Cartier La Panthere: Powdery pink gum. Strong. Mmmm.

– Tom Ford Sahara Noir: Dry feces.

 

16/7/14

Hamashbir Lazarchan

Escentric Molecules Molecule 01

Escentric Molecules Molecule 01

– Escentric Molecules Molecule 01: This line is European, so you can’t really try it in North America. I think it’s supposed to smell different on everyone or something gimmicky like that. On me it’s a sour, woodsy, leathery, musty, peppery masculine.

 

Super-Pharm

Old Spice Whitewater

Old Spice Whitewater

– Old Spice Whitewater: Fresh. Love that this comes in a glass bottle. Don’t think we have this line in Canada.

 

21/7/14

Hamashbir Lazarchan

– Lancôme Hypnôse Homme: I’m strangely attracted to this scent, which is a little bit smoky and a little bit leathery. It smells like a hut in a fantasy novel, if that gets it across for you. A tinsy floral, almost indistinguishably so. Cool bottle, too.

 

23/7/14

Supermarket

– Axe Gold Temptation: I’ll admit, I was attracted to the packaging. The scent, although pleasant at first, was positively revolting, and lasted too long to be anybody’s friend.

 

28/7/14

Tel Aviv Airport duty free

– Tom Ford Mandarino di Amalfi: Very similar to Eau d`Orange Verte in its opening. Changes after a little while to an intoxicating citrus. Love the blue TF bottle.

 

 

To-sniff list (red=new for this month, black=left from last month):

  • Enrique Iglesias Adrenaline
  • Inglot Freedom System Fragrances
  • Chloe Chloe Love Story
  • Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy Gold Couture
  • Katy Perry Killer Queen Royal Revolution
  • Tom Ford Costa Azzurra
  • Jack Black’s fine fragrance collection
  • En Voyage Perfumes Captured in AmberCafé Cacao (based on SmellyThoughts’ video)
  • Juniper Ridge’s collection (based on Fragrance Bro’s video)
  • Atelier Cologne Blanche Immortelle
  • Kiehl’s Vanilla & Cerdarwood (Grace Helbig called it a ‘sugar boner’, so I obviously need to try it)
  • MAC’s Turquatic
  • Puma Puma Green Brasil Edition, Puma Yellow Brasil Edition
  • Arquiste The Architects Club
  • Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc Limited Edition
  • Thierry Mugler Pure Wood
  • Vera Wang Princess Power
  • Lush’s Gorilla collection
  • Lush shower jellies
  • Thierry Mugler Angel Eau Sucre
  • Philosophy’s collection
  • Bond No. 9’s collection
  • Hopeful order: Percy Jackson collection samples from AmbersHallowbyEC
  • Hopeful order: Once Upon a Time collection samples from delightfulrot
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