Sunday, July 17, 2011
Is That CK One Summer On Your Dressing Table?
For the last few days, the atmosphere at Maison Persolaise has been filled not with the scents of lilial, isobutyl quinoline and phenyl ethyl alcohol, but melting chocolate, hot butter and vanilla. Yes, I've been avoiding my lab and spending time in the kitchen baking cookies. Sometimes I just need to indulge in activities that produce near-instant results. At least that's what I tell myself as I feast on the calories.
In less fattening news... those of you who've been kind enough to ask when I'm publishing my review of the final part of the BBC Perfume documentary will be interested to learn that it should appear here on Tuesday. In the meantime, please click on this link to be taken to Grant Osborne's Basenotes interview with the series' director, Ian Denyer.
I'm very excited to inform you that Escentual.com - one of the UK's leading online perfume shops - have selected me as their Beauty Blog Of The Week. I'm grateful to their team for the flattering write-up.
And finally, I'd appreciate it if you could help me with some research for a future article by answering some or all of these questions. What do you make of the annual crop of mainstream summer scents? Do any of you buy the flankers from the likes of Calvin Klein, Issey Miyake, Joop, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Boss et al? Are they utterly redundant or, bearing in mind that they tend to be pretty affordable, are they handy for a quick, refreshing spritz on warm days? What are some of your favourite hot weather fragrances?
Thanks in advance for replies... and enjoy the rest of your weekend,