Happy New Year, y’all! Today’s post will be (very) mini-reviews of some 2011 fragrances that I didn’t get a chance to review last year. Were there any perfumes that you were looking forward to in 2011 that you somehow missed?
Pacifica Island Vanilla: A very boozy vanilla. Not my thing, but a very inexpensive alternative for fans of boozy vanilla fragrances.
Thierry Mugler Angel Gout de Parfum: The cocoa note in this new version of Angel is fabulous. It smells just like baker’s chocolate (which is to say, distinctly cocoa without being at all sweet). However, it is still just a bit too Angel-y for me.
Bottega Veneta Eau de Parfum: A very pretty, civilized floral leather scent. This was widely beloved by perfume bloggers, but I found it a bit sweet. Apparently I like my leather perfumes the way I like my Harrison Ford: rough-and-tumble.
Chanel No. 19 Poudre: Opens with a beautiful iris note, then just sort of peters out after 30 minutes. Much better on paper than on skin, where it became distinctly unappealing.
Prada Infusion de Rose: This one didn’t do very well, but I found it quite enjoyable. Infusion de Rose is a tasty combination of rose, mint and honey that reminds me very much of the delectable Sweet Leaf Mint and Honey iced tea. Pretty and refreshing.
Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol: A very loud rose-and-patchouli fragrance. I don’t particularly like this combination, but even if I did, there are much cheaper perfumes in this vein.