Thursday, May 10, 2007


Just a real quick post because I have to get to bed! I ordered a bunch of samples from OuchiWowa Dumdididum. Okay, you know who I mean, that place in Germany, First in Fragrance. DearDaughter and I were talking about perfume a couple of weeks ago and it so happened that during the conversation, those provocatively named perfumes by Etat Libre D'Orange came up. Being a 20-year-old, she was immediately fascinated by the concept of Secretions Magnifique and Putains de Palace. So I ordered samples because what DD wants, DD gets. Yes, I know it's my fault.

First, let me say, this place has very generously sized samples. They're all in those 1.5 or 2 ml atomizers so there's plenty to go around! Which is not necessarily a good thing.... From the reviews I had read of Secretions, I was expecting claws and fangs to come out of the spray nozzle. But it's not that bad. No way it's going on my skin (but it did go on daughter's!!), but it's not totally stomach-churning. There is a very metallic tang to it that made my daughter think of the way her toes smell after a particularly brutal day at the dance studio when her toes are bleeding and it mingles with sweat to produce an absolutely lovely accord. Too yummy!

Now onto Putains de Palace. This doesn't smell half bad at first, but then it develops a sort of plastic-y smell. Okay, that's about gone now. This is very strongly floral, almost too strong. I think it's making my stomach hurt...or maybe it's my lunch not sitting well. Hmm, I think I'll go and try to wash it off. Excuse me.....

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