Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dear You- Message In (and about) A Bottle-November 2010


Dear Frederic Malle and Dominique Ropion,
Seriously? A hyper-tenacious rose-fruitchouli? Because, obviously, there are not enough of those around.
Disappointedly,
A Maurice Roucel fan.

Dear Etat Libre d'Orange,
You're getting better and better. Jospehine Baker is another hit.
Secretion Magnifique is (almost) forgiven.

Dear Thierry Wasser and the Guerlain team,
I wish the limited edition perfumes weren't so gorgeous.
Hopelessly,
Devoted to Dandy

Dear Tom Ford,
Can you please release the Black Orchid nail polish as a standalone? I already have the perfume and the lipstick.
A Reluctant Fan

Dear Bobbi Brown,
It's just too much. Too many palettes, not enough editing. It makes no sense and all that shimmer is not doing either one of us- your brand and my face- any favors.
Not Buying It.

Dear Powers-That-Be At Henri Bendel,
You have such a wonderful selection of cosmetics and fragrance brands, but hiding all that behind cheap-looking baubles, bling and souvenirs for tourists is not what this store needs. Also, lose the house brand fragrances. They're crap.
A (still) loyal customer.


Photo: The Nifty Fifties

10 comments:

  1. Hilarious re: Henri Bendel! One of their own in-store salespersons warned me their in-house fragrances were "crap." Wouldn't let me buy one.

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  2. aw, man. you're saying portrait of a lady isn't worth my time? i am so bummed. waaaaah.

    cheers,
    minette

    p.s. i would add one to neiman's - lose the atelier colognes - they are taking up valuable counter space.

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  3. I'm laughing almost to hard to reply. Right on target, all around.

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  4. TOO hard. See what I mean?! ;)

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  5. Indeed, right on target my dear! I am wishing now that I had sprayed the Josephine Baker scent on my skin. Drat!

    Will let you know if the new Hermessence Iris appears in the Manhasset boutique before I leave. I might have to go back anyway and get Kelly Caleche in the EDP and Idylle when I get home. It still smells really good on me!

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  6. Rut-row! on PoaL! I can't wait to smell it, see if you and I are ScentorEvilScent Twins on this one.

    Henri Bendel. sigh.

    Great and funny notes, Gaia! I am drooling over those kiltie skirts - I had one, in red plaid, with the Giant Safety Pin! About 3000 years ago but still....I was thin and it was cool

    xo

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  7. Thank you for the BB comment! She originally had such a great thing going.

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  8. Gaia! For reals????
    PoaL isn't all that?!
    Whoaaaaaah girl if you didn't like it then I'm afraid to be disappointed as well.
    I love and admire your taste tremendously my dear!
    But on the bright side I can't seem to get enough of rose/patch combo's, I want Lumiere Noire Pour Femme and Divine's L'Inspiratrice for Christmas and I am getting a FB of URC (my third!!!)
    I LOVE this stuff.
    Take care, have a Happy turkey day!

    ~T

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  9. For real, I was Black Orchid nails so badly!

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