One fifty bottles
Amber, gold, and green. How much
Perfume is too much?
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As the winner of last week's Haiku Monday competition, I was given the option of hosting/judging/choosing the theme for this week. This way, we all get to share the judging duties (which are hard!) and our esteemed Haiku Monday originator, Troll, gets to participate as an actual competitor.
So, without further ado, this week's theme is:
I've also added a new rule, which should make judging this go-round a little less stressful: you may write as many haiku as you wish, but please choose only ONE for my judging consideration. Post that one haiku here in the comments section, but do let me know if you're up at your blog with visuals and/or other haiku.
In keeping with the theme, the winner of this week's haiku will be the recipient of three 'fumes from my personal collection. All three are considered unisex scents, which means they can be worn by a man or a woman, and represent a cross section of styles and notes. If you don't personally wear perfume, these can be used as room sprays or to scent your linens. You can even give the dog or cat a spritz or two.
Demeter Fragrance Library Honeysuckle Cologne 1 ounce:
One of the more interesting soliflores (single note floral scents) around, this starts off all sweet and innocent, young love goes to the prom with her Gunny Sax gown and Bonnie Bell Lip Smacker kisses, but then five minutes later, morphs into something carrying a leather riding crop who orders you off the dance floor and onto the back of her BSA, screaming you off into the deep black night while your parents pace the floor mumbling, “But he’s always been such a GOOD boy!”
Lot of five, 1ml spray samples of Thierry Mugler A*Men:
The men’s version of Thierry Mugler’s ground-breaking 1992 Angel for women, A*Men is distinguished by the same first-ever gourmand olfactory accord: a mouthwatering (or barf-inducing, depending on your POV) blend of vanilla, lemon, chocolate, and patchouli. A*Men adds as well a hint of lavender and something metallic, like the taste left in your mouth after you suck on a spoon. But in the end, it’s still more gourmand than barbershop. In fact, the one and only time I ever wore A*Men out in public, a woman sitting in back of me at the theater kept asking, “Donuts; who’s eating donuts?”
Chanel Cristalle EDP- 4ml travel size:
The original Cristalle is a delightfully sunny side up eau de toilette perfect for spritzing on in the heat of summer. This 1994 follow up is something slightly more serious. Top notes include mandarin orange, lemon, and peach, while the middle notes of jasmine and honeysuckle arrive about 30 minutes later, overlain with the earthy edge of basil. The dry down is a classic blend of vetiver, and oakmoss. If there was a signature perfume for the aloof, tall cool blonds of the world, the kind of stiletto-ed, sharp-pressed suited gals that quietly keep their tycoon bosses humming, Cristalle EDP would be it.
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So, go forth and haiku. Entries will be accepted until midnight EST tomorrow and I'll announce a winner sometime on Tuesday.