Saturday, December 30, 2006

Don't go there!!!

Yesterday evening, with much anticipation, I sprayed on my just-received decant of Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque. MMMmm, smelled nice....hour or so later, smelling very interesting....bedtime, still liking it. Not loving it, but I've already figured out that some of his perfumes take a while sometimes.

Woke up this morning..and OH MY GOD, WHAT IS THAT SMELL!!!!!!

I was immediately transported back to my grandparents house fire in the early 90's. They just lived a couple of blocks from me and we were over there often and it took at least 6 months for the stench from the fire to dissipate. When I woke up this morning, I could have been standing in that living room. Now I don't mind a little wood smoke smell, but plaster and carpet smoke?? I just can't do that.

I headed to the bathroom to scrub my wrists but that wasn't quite enough. So even though it's lazy Saturday and still morning, I got in the shower for about 45 minutes.

Whoooo, all better now, but I'm not wearing ANY perfume today. And unless I want to shower within a few short hours of spraying Fumerie Turque, I'm afraid I won't be wearing it again.


greeneyes said...

Oh no! I'm sorry that one didn't work for you. Another nice incense from SL that's not so smokey is Arabie. You might have better luck with it.

Gail S said...

Thanks, I'll have to try Arabie. I really wanted to like Fumerie Turque but unfortunately after those hours, ALL that was left was the smoke and it was just too evocative of bad things :(

Norman said...

Perfumes always hurt my head after a while. It takes me a looooong time of looking before I find one I like.

However, having said that - I just bought a bottle of Calyx by Prescriptives. I heart it.

Hey! You are in Odessa! My brother in law is from there! In fact, his family owns some BBQ joint over there. Now - is it in Midland or Odessa? I can't remember....


Gail S said...

Hey Norman!
Sorry, I hadn't even looked at my blog for a few days.

I love Calyx, bought my first bottle of it probably ten, twelve years ago or so. Don't really wear it anymore but I still have fond memories and pull it out from time to time.

And isn't it amazing about that Odessa thing. Greeneyes up there lived here a few years back. So weird.