Today has been a better day. Here's what I posted to Tumblr earlier:
"so, as some of you probably know, for the past couple of days I’ve been in a really bad rut of depression. just this morning, I was talking to my boyfriend on the phone and the connection was lost, and I started crying. that stupid little thing upset me so viscerally for some reason. it’s been one hell of a week, basically.
So, since I'm feeling much better...how about some perfume reviews?
This is Memoir Woman by Amouage. Amouage is a fragrance house that was founded in 1938 by the sultan of Oman. The scents from this house are well-reputed for being both incredible to smell and very expensive. I ordered a sample of Memoir, as it looked to be the most appealing of the lot. Its three prevailing notes are leather, incense, and absinthe. I love all of those notes. And in this scent, they all small amazing. It's well-crafted, very smooth, and enjoyable to wear. But as I was wearing it, I realized that as much as I love its notes, there are other scents featuring those notes that I love more. I have a favorite leather-dominant scent, a favorite absinthe scent, and a favorite incense scent. I don't need all three combined. And for $300 for a 50ml bottle? It's just not worth it to me. It truly is a lovely scent, but not one that I need. I have a sample of Fate Woman from Amouage that I have yet to try, so perhaps that will wow me. Its notes are dissimilar from anything I own, so that may be the answer to falling in love with one of these revered scents.