Tuesday, November 16, 2010
SOTD: Serge Lutens Serge Noire, and Angry Scents
But it didn't quite work. As I commented once before, but forgot, Serge Noire is not at its best in halfhearted weather. It needs cold or heat, and on mild days like today it's just sticky.
Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle would have had a better explosive vibe. Or Chanel No. 19 would have served well as the scent of "don't mess with me" - and I see that I logged L'Arte di Gucci in that category as well. Or Cuir de Russie might have given me that above-it-all feeling.
This is all reminding me of Miss Manners' assurance that while etiquette is normally about making others feel at ease, it can instead be used to make one's enemies feel very much the opposite, while avoiding bloodshed. The same for perfume. At least in my own head.
What about you folks? What are your angry scents?
Review Roundup: Is here.
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