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ok mostly all of this stuff was second hand or a hand me down

Boop! I’ve been loving this outfit lately! I felt it looked so good IRL in mirrors but I’m not sure how I feel about it on camera, but still. Love it. It’s super comfy. I’ve been wearing the red dress quite often as it’s a loose-ish fit with a very soft fabric because I’ve been ill for, like, two weeks. Ridiculous. I don’t agree. Anyways, here it is, I. An outfit. Colours and all that. Tabis that the shoemaker refused to fix because they were a hopeless case so I took my own needle and sewed and glued them, just as Margiela would have wanted, I’d like to think. I’m happy I get to wear them again. I was in deep mourning for a bit after the shoemaker told me that devastating news and the tension I felt when repairing them on my own was enough to make me faint and definitely lash out to anyone interrupting me (I AM DOING IMPORTANT WORK HERE DO NOT DISTURB).

Second chance for my tabis. Two weeks for my sickness to subside. Also? I think I have been trying to find a perfume for two years, and I might have just found one? I used to hate perfumes because of migraines and public transport (someone tell me what is that overpowering, powder-y like smell that old chic ladies wear? You know the ones your grandmother, if she was fancy, might’ve had on her nightstand?). I started out with Japanese cherry blossom eau de toilette to cover up the scent of a smelly home, yet was not satisfied even though I love those cute flowers. I often found a perfume and then promptly had to set it aside after only a few uses because of the attached panic fuelled memories &tc and a general ugh-yuck feeling. Then I stuck to samples but the most positive experience I had ever been about one was ‘huh, not bad?!’. Then recently I got tricked in to visiting a store called SKIN or something or other. So while hoping to check out new serums and creams, the shop was stocked with hard to find perfumes. I gasped. And quickly I was drawn to Comme des Garçons’ perfumes. [Imagine a long dreamy silence here.] When I smelled them? A new world opened up to me. I sprayed some on those perfume cardboard sticks, walked around for a while and whenever I smelled them they took me by surprise, so many layers! I can’t believe it. I now understand perfumes. The shopkeeper kindly gave me two samples (their new ‘Dot’ and their classic ‘2’). I’ve been wearing 2 and I love how it changes on my skin. And it’s just like? Unexpected? But also very expected? I understand now. I understand.

So! Tell me!! What’s your favourite perfume? What do you wear? What have you discarded? What are your favourite top notes, base notes? Tell me everything I need to know about perfume.

A world has opened up to me and it is so beautiful.

3 Comments

  • omg, I love perfume! I used to not like it for the same reasons as you but then I found out not everything had to smell like…idk, celebrity scents and candy and whatnot. I love ‘masculine’ scents, so woodsy notes, amber, leathers and so on. But I really like ‘metallic’ stuff too like Serge Lutens’ “Laine de Verre” which smells so synthetic. Escentric Molecules is a bit like that too, synthetic and not overpowering. I love spicy fragrances as well, like Mark Buxton’s “Black Angel” which smells like a spice cabinet. Tom Ford’s “Black Orchid” is a classic with really heavy, sumptuous floral that isn’t cutesy or girly at all, and “Tuscan Leather” is my forever fave. Smells like an expensive saddle.

    Frederic Malle is another good perfumer, I really liked “Carnal Flower” which is a really ballsy floral that really punched you in the face. “Monsieur” is my favourite from that line, it smells like one of those corny gentlemen’s clubs with leather armchairs and cigars and brandy. This is a really long comment lol. Basically i like stuff that’s marketed towards men or weirdos mostly! I really want to find something that smells like ozone or something.

    • noooooope not too long!!! definitely going to try all of those! i saw the frederic malle perfumes in that same store where they got the CdG perfumes, def going back to smell and taking a note of the others too ::thumbsup:: ::good::

      • Yay! Perfume is such a fascinating subject, I’ve become a bit obsessed lol. There’s a book called ‘the secret of scent’ that i loooove, which is more about the science of smell but written in a really funny and accessible way

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