Masque Milano Luci Ed Ombre is an unusual fragrance. The individual elements/notes of the perfume feel familiar but they do not feel familiar together. With a name like “Luci Ed Ombre”, I expect for this to be a fragrance about contrasts. And it is.
Luci Ed Ombre opens as pencil erasers and galangal (like ginger, pine and green curry leaves). The opening is dry, herbal and bitter. It reminds me of dried sage and oregano. Oddly, I pick up on something waxy, like beeswax or pomade… Continue reading
September went by so quickly! It was a pretty good month filled with people I like and good food. I ended up spending a week in Nashville visiting family, friends and my little baby nephews (8 and 18 months old). We also had folks visit us in Seattle. However, I realize that after all these years, Seattle feels much more like “home” than Nashville. I stick out there; I was reminded of that during my last visit, that odd Left Coast relative…
May 1st – Downtown – No injuries from anarchists but I did stay mostly indoors. The Seattle P.D. said they broke up an altercation between clowns and superheros. They weren’t joshing. Windows open, the smell of fresh air and the hum of hovering helicopters.
May 2nd – Downtown – Crazy notion to try on jeans even though I know jeans are not my friend. After reasoning with myself that Cruella de Vil wouldn’t wear jeans so why should I, I leave the stuffy, uncomfortably warm… Continue reading | 7 Comments
Sometimes a perfume takes you to a place. Sometimes these places are “fantasy”: what you think a Tibetan temple smells like, what the inside of a 1920’s Chicago speakeasy smells like, etc. Sometimes a perfume takes you to a memory place. A Beautiful Life Black Rose is a memory fragrance for me. Upon first whiff, I’m transported to honky tonks on fall nights.