Daily Fragrance: L’Artisan Parfumeur Bois Farine, for the weekly Now Smell This community project. You’re supposed to wear a Hermes fragrance or a Jean-Claude Ellena creation, so I went with the enchantingly creative Bois Farine. Bois Farine was famously inspired by the Ruizia Cordata tree, whose branches smell like flour. But to me, Bois Farine has always smelled like peanut butter. My brother is allergic to peanuts, so Bois Farine is basically my personal forbidden fruit. I will never forgive L’Artisan if they discontinue this.
Daily Game: Pokemon Yellow. Please join me in a moment of silence for my beloved Nintendo 3DS, which left our cruel world on Wednesday after extensive water damage. You were a good, brave 3DS. May you frolic with Mario, Link, and Pikachu in the Nintendo Elysian Fields.
In the absence of my trusty companion, I’ve been kicking it majorly old-school with my old Gameboy Color and Pokemon Yellow. As much as I’m enjoying those 1999 graphics, I’ve decided to save up for a replacement 3DS (although the original can never be replaced in my heart) by selling off a few perfumes. I have the discontinued Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Mokha and the upcoming Josie Natori perfume, both 50 ml and never opened. Please note that this is a different bottle of Vanille Mokha than the very-much-opened bottle seen in yesterday’s Dailies. Please email me if you’re interested in either!
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Look how symmetrical my perfume collection is, you guys. Two L’Artisans at the ends, two Etat Libre d’Oranges in the center. It is the Jessica Alba of perfume collections. I never planned to develop a perfectly symmetrical collection, but now that I have one, I feel compelled to maintain the balance. My recent purchase of Slumberhouse Ore (I had to snatch it up before Slumberhouse changes the beautiful marble packaging) fit easily into the back row. The real Perfumista Problem is the L’Artisan Jour de Fete I bought during Sniffapalooza last week. It’s a big, bulky, 100 ml bottle, and it completely throw off my beautiful symmetry. I’m pretty sure that the only solution to this particular Perfumista Problem is to buy another L’Artisan. You know, for balance. DON’T YOU JUDGE ME.
What are your most pressing Perfumista Problems? Please share with us in the comments!
Last week, we all confessed our perfume sins in the quarterly Now Smell This Damage Poll. I don’t know about y’all, but I’ve been feeling the need for some moral high ground ever since. So I propose a Damage Poll spin-off: the Savings Poll! Now that we’ve done our perfume penance, let’s applaud ourselves for all the times that we desperately wanted to buy a perfume and then totally didn’t. Brag to us about your unshakeable restraint in the face of irresistible perfumes or prices! I’ll go first:
L’Artisan Parfumeur Safran Troublant ($140)
L’Artisan Parfumeur Bois Farine ($140)
L’Artisan Parfumeur Poivre Piquant ($140)
The moment I saw my three favorite L’Artisans in the “last chance to buy” section of the L’Artisan website, I started saving up for backup bottles. I decided to hold off after noticing that L’Artisan mysteriously transferred them into a new category called “Les Exclusifs” a few weeks later. My perfume paranoia will probably win out eventually, but for now, I’ve saved a grand total of $420! That’s 1.15 Diane von Furstenberg wrap dresses! 2.04 Serge Lutens bell jars! 42 Tupac bobble heads!
Your turn! Tupac bobble heads are $9.99, just in case you need the conversion rate.