smells like teen spirit

Whew. Though not everything voted on yesterday turned out the way I'd hoped (California, wtf? Minnesota, get on that Senate recount!), I'm ecstatically anticipating the Obama administration. With the big heavy national stuff over, and my schoolwork tapering off into two classes for the next few weeks, I feel like I've been given a license to indulge in frivolity again.
(Such as: scrolling through All Lacquered Up and doing ridiculously detailed comparisons of various shades of grey polish, and also reading umpteen product reviews on Makeupalley before deciding to spend $2.99 on a Wet n Wild lip crayon.)

But since the economy won't jump from recession to Clintonesque boom overnight, I'm trying to rein in the more indulgent potential purchases and err towards frivolity. McQ by McQueen? Sadly, no. But the upcoming diffusion line Alexander McQueen is doing for Target this spring? I'm already in line.
Thank god for The Perfumed Court- I get to satisfy my desire for new scents, but without having to buy a $65 bottle of perfume that might turn skunky before I use it up. Currently, I'm all about leathery, smoky scents (Meredith and Skinny are devilishly reinforcing this obsession), and TPC's "find perfumes by notes" feature makes it so easy to find a whole batch of perfumes I believe I'll fall for. I'll be relatively good and wait until I get an extra cash bump from some Amazon.com sales, but when that comes through, I'm going to indulge in decants.

Thus far, my list includes:

Cuir Ottoman
Kingdom by Alexander McQueen
Black Orchid by Tom Ford
L de Lolita Lempicka
Tabac Blond

... in tiny little affordable vials, I promise. Any other smoky/leathery/dirty* scents I should consider?

*I still lament not stocking up on Demeter's "Hedwig" perfume years ago. It was released only as a marketing tie-in with the movie, and it's amazing. It smells like wet pavement, sequins, stale cigarettes, and skin. I should've bought a case of it.


The Domina said...

Well if you're super desperate, a quick search on ebay and this came up: http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-DEMETER-HEDWIG-pmu-spray-1-oz-ANGRY-INCH-BONUS_W0QQitemZ330282910365QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item330282910365&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318

But you'd have to be pretty in love with the scent...

nadarine said...

Oooooooooh, yes. It's my long-lost Hedwig perfume!

Ohhhh, no. It's still $60 for a tiny bottle.


But.... it's so damn expensive.

Is this the universe saying "here, I have procured your scent for you!", or "goddamn it, you don't have any money, back away from the Buy It Now button"?

bangmaster said...

Just warning you. I was not a fan of Black Orchid on me. It's like my skin took all the pineapple in it and cranked it up to 11.

Seriously, my skin will find the sweet, foody note in everything. Cannabis Santal? On others, deep woodsy patchouli. On me? All chocolate. But I still like it.

Anonymous said...

Ooh! Skwee! You will be excited to know that, at the urging of a good friend of mine, I am going to try and write up my daily scent for each FFAF post!

laia. said...

I looooove Black Orchid so so so much. It makes me feel like a WO-MAN!!

also, i think Tom Ford makes a straight-up scent with leather in the name that you might want to check out. I am drawing a blank though.