But I love the two I got.
And I've learned a lot about boutique scents over the past year. Not mass produced (and sometimes pricey indeed) they add a level of sophistication completely missing in the mass market fragrances. Literally, they smell completely different (and better).
The first I got was the Parfums Retro Grand Cuir eau de parfum. Complex and rich, it is a unisex fragrance that picks up depth as you wear it. With a hint of leather, it also wafts cistus-labdanum, clary sage, birch tar, orange flower, geranium, lavender, violet leaf, carnation, rose, cinnamon leaf oil, tarragon, pine moss, musk, sandalwood, patchouli and rosewood oil. It wears like a burning fire, with flowers in the background and a leather wearing scotch drinking man. No one can fully describe this scent you just need to wear it. I love it. Available:
100 ml for $155.00 at http://luckyscent.com and I am hopeful you will add it to your collection - or gift your significant other. If you have a moment I encourage you to leave a comment on your experience with Parfums Retro Grand Cuir at http://fragrantica.com and at http://akafkaesquelife.
I also got, according to Mr. Dame (and which I love!!):
"a special preview sample of my new Mate, Heliotrope & Patchouli eau de toilette from Dame Perfumery Scottsdale. Mate, Heliotrope & Patchouli is one of a collection of eight new women's fragrances [plus five new scents for men] which will be offered in the Dame Perfumery Scottsdale boutique which opens this coming September 2014.
Dame Perfumery Scottsdale
eau de toilette spray 100 ml
eight eau de toilettes for women. mixes which bring a smile to my face and warmth to my heart. which one will be yours?
- Mate, Heliotrope & Patchouli
- Verbena, Freesia & Musk
- Cassis, Rose & Sandalwood
- Lime, Gardenia & Benzoin
- Mandarin, Neroli & Cedar
- Passion Fruit, Orange Blossom and Vetiver
- Peach Blossom, Violet & Vanilla
- Pear, Waterlily & Amber