I ordered a second shipment of fragrance samples from MicroPerfumes just as fast as I could after opening the first one, because it's really fun for me to try the new scents. I'll list the titles here and the notes at the very end of the post for anyone who is interested. My first shipment had all good scents, and this one did not, but that's okay. That's the reason you TRY BEFORE YOU BUY (reminding myself, not you...well, you too, if you need it). :) I did find two fragrances that I love enough to purchase the full-sized bottles, so I also consider this shipment a big win.
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
MicroPerfumes: My Second Shipment!
1. Jo Malone: English Pear and Freesia
2. Salvatore Ferragamo: Signorina Misteriosa
3. Creed: Royal Water
4. Tom Ford: L Cherry
5. Tom Ford: FS%&#ing Fabulous
Those are listed in the order that I liked them, with #1 being the best (and I loved #1!). What's with some of these names though? Gah. These fragrances have all been hyped on the Internet, so I was curious to try them. I'm kind of glad I didn't like #4 or #5 because I don't want to display those names on my dresser, lol. I'm not a prude, I swear, I just don't like that language much (eek, that's a little like a prude, geez).
1). Just to discuss them briefly, the Jo Malone English Pear and Freesia is fabulous. It is unlike anything I have ever smelled in a perfume, which is always a big plus for me. It is a unique and fresh scent that smells a teeny bit like fabric softener, but in a classy and elegant way. Top notes are Pear and Melon; middle notes are Freesia and Rose; base notes are Musk, Patchouli, Rhuburb and Amber
2). The Signorina Misteriosa by Salvatore Ferragamo smells delicious. It's a little like grape gum at first and then a soft floral dry down that has a rich vanilla type of scent. I really enjoy wearing it. Top Notes: Wild Blackberry, Neroli. Heart Notes: Orange Blossom, Tuberose. Base Notes: Patchouli, Black Vanilla.
3). Royal Water had me interested. Let me tell you why...Creed Aventus is THE best smelling men's cologne I have ever smelled in my life, and the Santal Original sold my oldest son (a big, hearty bottle of it was one of his favorite Christmas gifts this year. He texted me twice to tell me how much he liked it while he was wearing it for the first time), so I am just assuming the house of Creed knows their business. This one, the Royal Water, leans a tiny bit feminine to me, though it could definitely be worn by a man too. It is marketed as being unisex. It smells really good to me after dry down. It is a creamy musky scent. I'd be happy to own and wear it. Light, not intense smelling. It's not my favorite (nothing beats Aventus) but I like it. Top notes are Citruses and Mint; middle notes are Juniper Berries and Basil; base notes are Musk and Ambergris.
4). L.Cherry: This is unisex. I think it is more for men than women. I like the opening notes where it smells a lot like cherry. The middle is a little bitter and boozy. I don't care for the mid. Then the dry down is much softer, but outside of the opening spray, this one really isn't for me. Cherry, Cherry liqueur, Bitter almond Heart Notes Cherry syrup, Turkish rose, Jasmine sambac Base notes Peru balsam, Roasted tonka bean, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cedarwood
5). F&$S%ing Fabulous: Everyone raves about this on YouTube, so despite the name, I was excited to give it a try. What a disappointment. This one kind of smells like cannabis to me (yuck). I don't like it. Devinitely not fabulous-o to me. Tom Ford: Fabulous - Almond Bitter Oil, Tonka Resinoid, Orris Accord, Cashmeran, Leather Accord, Clary Sage Oil
So even though 3 out of 5 won't be purchases that I make, I still consider this haul a hit because I found two new perfumes that I absolutely love!
MicroPerfumes is a wonderful site for testing designer and niche fragrances. They also have fast shipping, AND bigger letters on their samples than some of their competitors. I like the bigger font so I don't have to squint and try to guess what I'm wearing. The bottles open pretty easily as well, while staying closed tight when you don't want to use them. I am a big fan of MicroPerfumes. I will be ordering from them again soon.