Tuesday, March 17, 2015

March 17th

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone! Party responsibly! :)

You might have noticed that this blog now has its own domain! If you have it bookmarked, update your links! The official domain is yearsinthelife.com, though it'll redirect you to blog.yearsinthelife.com. Both are fine and both lead you to this very blog!

I got some new comfy shoes for work, but I'm not sure if they're going to work out because they're just slightly too big for these tiny feet o' mine, so I'm going to wear them tomorrow and see how things turn out. I can always return them!

Perfume of the Day: Méchant Loup by L'artisan Parfumeur
Notes include licorice, hazelnut, honey, sandalwood, cedar, myrrh, and praline.

I just noticed this is actually listed as a men's scent, not listed as a unisex scent like I thought it was! The notes certainly give the impression that it could be worn by anyone, and in my opinion, it smells very genderless. It has the woodiness that comes with a men's scent, but the sweetness of a women's scent. (Not that I think certain genders have to wear certain scents, obviously.) Anyway! I bought a sample of this because of its extremely unique composition, and to see if the notes fit the name! (Méchant Loup is the French equivalent of The Big Bad Wolf.) This perfume really is unique - I've never smelled anything like it. I don't know how it holds up in terms of a big bad wolf aesthetic, but it does have a fair deal of woodiness to it, so forest...wolf? The licorice/honey combo is really what drew me in since I like both notes but had never smelled them together, and I have to say, it's pretty interesting. It's hard to tell how I feel about this scent to be honest. The more it dries down, the masculine it becomes, and the cedar really comes out. I'm not a huge cedar fan (it's one of those notes like lime and pepper that likes to overpower other notes on me), but the start of this scent is really fascinating. That's the best word for it, really. I can't even put my finger on how I feel about this one. I don't dislike it, but I'm not entirely sure I like it either. There are other scents with honey that I like better, as well as licorice scents, and the two go together so strangely, especially with the cedar overtones. I don't know about the wolf, I don't know what to think about the notes, I just don't know with this one. It's complicated and strange and interesting, but I won't be picking up a bottle any time soon.

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