Thursday scent of the day 10/23

Maître Parfumeur et Gantier scented sachet

What fragrance did you pick for today? If you own a bottle, tell us if you’ll replace it if you ever drain it. If you don’t own a bottle, tell us if you think you’ll ever buy it.

I’m wearing Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Eau Pour Le Jeune Homme. I do love this one and I should wear it more often, but since I don’t seem to, no, I won’t replace it. On the other hand, I don’t think I’ll ever drain it. It’s 90 ml and still a little more than half full.

Reminder: tomorrow we’re doing Gender Wars…

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Aerin Iris Meadow & Waterlily Sun ~ brief, only slightly cranky perfume reviews

Aerin Iris Meadow

I wasn’t sure what to expect when the Aerin fragrance brand launched in 2013, but after smelling the first five, I got the general drift. The latest two, Iris Meadow and Waterlily Sun, are in the same easygoing light floral mold as Lilac Path, Ikat Jasmine and Gardenia Rattan (the other two, Amber Musk and Evening Rose, had a little more heft). None of them are the perfumista-bait some of us had hoped for, but they’re wearable enough, and I’ve come to think of the Aerin brand as a sort of mashup between the (early) Jo Malone brand and the (later) Guerlain Aqua Allegoria range: (ostensibly) material-driven, clean, youthful and easy to wear. The bonus factor, I suppose, is the casual-luxe “Aerin lifestyle”, which seems to be the key selling point of the advertising

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