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.