Well, I'm getting more critical reviews from Cindy about the scents I'm wearing - she's narrowing her focus and getting a lot pickier. Recent rejections that were previously thumbs up from her:
- Royall Lyme of Bermuda / Royall Vetiver - She now says this smells cheap and soapy, and doesn't care for it in the house. To be honest, I don't think she likes vetiver very much, as most of them have a soapy element she finds to be a distraction. Sad - because I thought this one was pretty nice for a spicy version. However, if I'm to keep a vetiver in the house at all, I really want it to be Creed's Original Vetiver.
- Creed / Epicéa - Too spicy and dry, and has an initial animalistic note that *really* turns her off - not at all like the usual ambergris that Creed is known for. She has also finally detected the lavender in the top notes and the cloves in the middle notes. Can't fool her! Man, I really liked this pine frag and was hoping to keep it in the stable.
- Creed / Green Irish Tweed - The middle note of violet leaves has her flip-flopping on this, just as it did me. Some days she likes it in conservative moderation and others she can't stand it, with the majority of days swinging that direction.
So we revisited what she wants me to wear in a fragrance, in part because some days she rates some of the samples I wear between 7 and 9 - even when they have some muted notes in them that she doesn't like (i.e., lavender, cloves, sandalwood, soapy scents and powdery amber).
She likes light, sweet, fresh smelling frags on me - including citrus (especially lime, lemon and verbena), sweet pine (but not spicy pine), cool ambergris (like the Creed house note - but not the dirtier smelling versions of musk, civet, cumin and the like), fruit (black current) and tea.
So, I'm giving you a heads up that there will be some scent posting on the B/S/T in a few weeks, as I consolidate what I have into the final scent wardrobe.
Oh, and I had hoped to make a large vetiver comparison to post here, but decided it's in my best interest not to do so.