It has always amazed me that grown-ups want to smell like talc or baby powder. It’s not because I’m a snob and think that baby powder stinks. I’m just from the school of thought that if you want to smell like baby products, then use baby products. It’ll save you money. But, if you don’t want to use these products but you want to smell like a clean baby slathered in product, wear i Profumi di Firenze Talco Delicato.
Talco Delicato opens with lemons, like lemon furniture polish in an aerosol can, with tons of talc/baby powder. Really all I think at this stage is <bleh>. And there’s rosewood. The scent loses the lemon and gets more powdery white musk with time. And then it turns into Johnson & Johnson Baby Lotion and scented baby doll heads. It’s a mix of musk and a little bit of rose that dries down to baby oil.
So, yeah. Talco Delicato smells like clean babies. And this doesn’t appeal to me. As a young girl, I feared baby dolls. I even hated the smell of them. I had no desire to play with dolls unless they stood on their skinny little tip toes and came with fashionable DayGlo accessories and could run for president while being an astronaut and a supermodel. As an adult, I’m still fearful of babies. But, I don’t really hate how their functional fragrances smell. I’ve matured 😉
Anyway…I’m reminded of a true life story, gather around fumeheads.
In college I had an attractive friend that was slightly older than me. He didn’t have a “real” job but he always had nice things. How could this be? I observed that many of the nice things he had were bought for him by women: his clothes, his furniture, his watches, his Le Creuset cookware. Yes, he was attractive and young but what was his “sugar mama secret”? I asked and I was prepared for any answer, including crass answers about endowment. He said, “Victoria, it’s simple. Most woman want to nurture someone even if they don’t know it. Some do know it. So I wear Johnson’s Baby Lotion and spread it all over my body before going out. The scent attracts a certain type of woman. This reminds eligible women that their womb is vacant. I get what I want and then some. When they don’t get the baby, the take care and nurture what smells like a baby. Pheromones.”
What a story to tell your feminist punk friend! I was disgusted by this “scheme” yet intrigued. I knew it couldn’t be as simple as this but it was a fascinating olfactory/biological theory. He went on to tell me that he also used baby powder as a carpet freshener/home fragrance. He’d put it down and vacuum the floor before any ladies came over. I guess this worked. He always had generous womanfriends. He had this down to a science, or at least he arrogantly believed that he did. It was a sleazetology. And in case you care about what happened to Don Juan – he is happily married to a really hot “cougar” and has a little baby now. I wonder if he’s still interested in smelling like Talco Delicato?
Notes listed include white musk and vanilla.
Try Talco Delicato if you like powdery “clean” fragrances. Or if you are looking for a perfume for a child. Or if you like perfumes like Penhaligon’s Artemesia, Bvlgari Petit & Mamas, Love’s Baby Soft, and/or Demeter Baby Powder.
Projection and longevity is average for an EDT. If you want it to last longer, layer over baby lotion. Seriously.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Johnson and Johnson’s baby lotion layered with baby powder that dries down to baby oil – rosewood and sweet musk. Gross to me but a “pheromone” to others. Or at least that was what I was told.
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