Candy issues | Fragrance Posse

Saturdays are the candy/baked items day on this family. I usually have very first rate self-control, however it’s grow to be non-existent with candy eats over across the previous six months. I can’t have them in the home as a result of they’ll be gone. So, on Saturday, I get sufficient for Saturday and Sunday. That’s it. No ice cream within the freezer, no cookies within the cupboard. I don’t bake a lot proper now (as a result of it might be gone in a day). In fact, there are particular occasions, like excessive tea with Portia in London or ice cream with my pal Alison final weekend.

Critically, I’ve bought candy on the mind and I’m unsure why. I’m wondering if it’s as a result of we had a horrible autumn into winter and I wanted good issues. But it surely’s higher now. So, actually the climate isn’t an ongoing excuse. It’s a conundrum.

Anyway, this results in Portia having gifted me with some DSH samples as I’ve moaned about not with the ability to entry her stuff right here. I count on they are often shipped however the transport prices shall be mad. Similar with CB I Hate Fragrance stuff and Neil Morris. I’m interested by all of them (and did purchase some ‘water’ perfume samples for CBIHP however they had been all method too diluted to make a lot of an impression).

A lot of the samples had been oils that oddly disappeared on my pores and skin after quarter-hour. Don’t get that in any respect. The one which lasted, Burnt Sugar Vanilla, was common alcohol based mostly (at the least I believe so). So, that begins the publish as we speak.

As I’ve famous, I like me a gourmand. Didn’t used to however do now. Over time, there have been some faves.

Sadly, the DHS isn’t considered one of them. This turned out to be a really good, tender vanilla caramel. Per the DSH web site: “Simply the fitting stability of creamy vanilla to the darkish, burnt sugar be aware. Candy with out the toothache. Seductive, not juvenile”. Alas, no, not on me. The standout facet was within the opening, when there was a very odd, watery mint/basil be aware. This disappeared pretty shortly however it didn’t make sense within the context of the fragrance and it wasn’t good on me. It was a kind of actually perplexing happenings in a perfume. Like, the place did that come from??? In any case, as soon as it was gone, the perfume, as famous above, was nice. Tender and delicate, and never one thing I’ll pursue. There’s a great deal of stuff on the DSH web site, some with actually nice names. When you’ve bought a few of hers, what are your faves?

So, what are/had been my huge loves amongst candy perfumes?

First off was the long-gone Lostmarch Lann’Ael. I’ve written about this prior to now, I believe. Milky vanilla cereal. Critically, it was actually good. Not tooth-achingly candy – simply type of vanilla, milky, chewy – actually comforting however not infantile. And low-cost as chips. Some Lostmarch bottles nonetheless appear to be floating round however not Lann’Ael. Want I’d saved one.

Subsequent was Ginestet Botrytis. Honey, candied fruit, quince and gingerbread. Dessert wine. Viscous, unctuous, gooey candy. Actually actually good. Very grownup candy. Lengthy-lasting too, and got here on this nice spherical bottle with a pleasant grapy cap.

I actually benefit from the Masque Milano Madeleine which may be very candy vanilla cookies (madeleines). Very chewy really feel. Very very candy. Did I say it’s candy? Finest layered with different issues, like leather-based or Lutens Arabie to make it much less candy however nonetheless sweetly pleasant.

Lastly, in all probability considered one of my fave gourmands ever which it took me ages to attempt (nonetheless kicks self), like with Guerlain Shalimar. Dior Hypnotic Poison launched in 1998 felt severely late ‘80s/early ‘90s however I didn’t attempt it until mid-2000s. A sprig at Sephora at Columbus Circle in NYC and fewer an ‘a ha’ second than a WTF second as a result of I questioned what had taken me so lengthy. Almonds. Per Fragrantica, notes are Coconut, Plum, Apricot, Brazilian Rosewood, Jasmine, Caraway, Tuberose, Rose, Lily-of-the-Valley, Vanilla, Almond, Sandalwood and Musk. Fragrantica calls it an amber/vanilla, although amber isn’t within the notes (who is aware of). On me, almond vanilla, with much more almond however nonetheless properly nutty candy. A chewy fragrance. Stupidly, I gave my bottle away to the daughter of buddies who, as she aged, became a kind of terrible self-absorbed daddy’s women. Unhappiness, as a result of I believed it was gone. But it surely’s not. Simply pretty dear on numerous websites. Positively again on the to-buy record.

I’m certain I’ve achieved a candy publish earlier than however I can’t discover it.

Anyway, I’ll simply say my final ice cream from the farm store was espresso (their espresso is superior) and pistachio. I’ve additionally achieved hazelnut, salted caramel (when did this grow to be a factor?), milk (sure, milk as an ice cream flavour – it’s actually good) and I believe I’ve additionally achieved uncooked honey (the farm – not the store itself – hosts bees). The final haul from Sara’s bakery included choc chip cookies, a croissant with Portuguese cream, a brownie, custard bread pudding, a chocolate-raspberry cake, and a chocolate-pistachio Danish (no, this isn’t all for me). I’d already eaten the cookies by the point I took a pic.

I do know not all of us can eat sweets and never everyone seems to be into gourmands. However in case you can/are, is something leaping out in the meanwhile? And if not, what do you like?

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