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26 April 2004 @ 11:50 pm
How to smell like royalty  
Obsession of the week: Finding a signature fragrance for the summer

My favorite fragrance is Lady Macbeth by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. Unfortunately, the red currant and the bordeaux wine, as well as whatever else is in that brew, make it a thick, heavy scent that clashes with the summer completely. I need something lighter, perhaps a little fruitier. I've been using body splashes (loving Coty's Morning Glory and Victoria Secret's Sweet Talk!) but they don't last all day. So I've been browsing A LOT of fragrance stores lately, and I'm developing a secondary fixation. Perfume bottles. I rather want to collect them, because the idea of a boudoir laden with fancy bottles is just too tail-twitchin' cool.

Speaking of perfume, I cleaned out my Dragonfly Blue perfume oils this morning. Half of the scents have been thrown up on Makeup Alley...maybe some poor soul will pity them and want them and trade me Imp's Ears (Black Phoenix's sample vials) for them. That would be fab, because I simply must smell heavenly this summer as I strut around in shorts and skimpy tops.
Monkey Butt Designs Mama: Not amused at allfrootijen on April 27th, 2004 02:11 am (UTC)
I think you would like BeautiControl's Unwrapped. It is light, airy and very springy/summery. It is $22 a bottle, and is made of apple blossoms. It is quickly becoming one of my favorite scents. I love Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab's oils. They are so strong. The grapefruit is a nice summery scent. I also love Lady MacBeth.
Suzik00kaburra on April 27th, 2004 05:44 pm (UTC)
:) Do they sell small samples of it, or only the normal size bottles? Apple blossoms have an amazing scent, so I definitely must check that out.

Did you still want the sanrio toys for your kiddo? I need an address to send 'em too :)
Monkey Butt Designs Mamafrootijen on May 10th, 2004 02:56 pm (UTC)
Black Alchemy sells sample vials of their oils. BC's Unwrapped perfume is really nice. If you don't like it, you can return it and it is $22 plus shipping and handling. I think you will like it if you like Apple Blossoms. Can you e-mail me at frootijen@cableone.net and I will send you my home address. I still want the Sanrio stuff for my kiddo! :) Thanks babe.
~ * flurr sprite * ~nkicroft on April 27th, 2004 05:48 am (UTC)
i LOVE those fancy perfume bottles! they're gooorgeous! hehehe.. i wish i could find a specific scent for me, but i tend to just stick to citrus-y smelling stuff, if i ever use anything ;) i'm a bit cheap when it comes to pampering stuff
mutantstar on April 29th, 2004 02:34 am (UTC)
I am very much a signature scent kind of girl. First it was a Yves St. Lauren perfume that was, unfortunately, limited edition (at least I knew no one else smelt like me). Then it it was 'so pink' by GAP. Now I'm just lost for a lack of a signature scent because my new-found ethical principles won't let me shop at GAP anymore. :(
Suzik00kaburra on April 29th, 2004 11:31 am (UTC)
I hate it when ethics get in the way of shopping. -_-; It just makes things so much harder! You might be able to find a dupe or a knockoff of the GAP scent, but who knows the story behind that product. It's tough!
mutantstar on April 30th, 2004 05:11 am (UTC)
eh. i think i'm happy to go on the hunt again. i want something more elusive... just incase (god forbid!) i go out and smell the same as someone else.