I Drove All Night
I drove for 8 hours to the launch to buy L’Etrog. I drove through an entire forest that I had never heard of, sharing the corrugated gravel road with wild horses, opossums and sheep and then over a switchbacked, hair-pinned mountain range at 30km/h. Thank you iPhone for the short cut. I never knew one could get lost in a country this small. By the time Auckland was reached L’Etrog was sold out.
Fortunately Carlos was still on hand to go through the rest of the range which now includes a candle by Cire Trudon. Not being a big candle lover I surprised myself with an instant purchase: Mérida is a guava like you have never eaten or smelled before. This is guava wood, fruit, and blossom with mahogany and cedarwood notes. Finding an alternative to L’Etrog was a two day process. This is a photo report. The interview will follow in due course.
It’s a wrap.
Anima Dulcis, Boutonnierer no. 7 and Mérida
A Man who makes potions in a traveling show…
Carlos, you can tell everybody this is Your Song.
Vaya con Perfume,
Carlos’ next launch Down Under is at Peony in Melbourne.
Day One L’Etrog
If you want to know what men should smell like on Twitter, Clayton is the one to ask.
Clayton and I are off to the opera later this month. Any guesses what we will be wafting at Madame Butterfly?
I must say I haven’t smelled such a seductive conjurer of a perfume in quite some time.
All I Am A Redhead
Fleur de Louis at The Chemist in the Bottle
Boutonniere no. 7 reviewed at Notable Scents
Boutonniere no. 7 at Australian Perfume Junkies
Anima Dulcis and Fleur de Louis at Australian Perfume Junkies
Anima Dulcis reviewed by Kafka
Anima Dulcis reviews by The Scented Hound
L’Etrog at EauMG
L’Etrog at The Non-Blonde