Saturday, 24 January 2009

silver mountain water

today i'm smelling of blackcurrants and green tea. and a little citrus also, but just a little.

while sitting at home, studying my head off, i test another perfume: creed's silver mountain water. if ever you want to smell like any choice celebrity (who hasn't come up with their own boring stuff yet), creed is your brand. they make classy interesting fragrances, always inspired by the one or other famous person, preferably royalty.

the one i'm trying right now is supposed to have david bowie as its godfather. now, i'm not a huge bowie-fan, and feel rather indifferent towards his music, but i sure like this smell. it is fresh and clean and a bit fruity and a bit metallic and i think it also must have some iris in it. if it just wasn't so expensive...

expensive is the right word: the other day i also dared to step into one of those sacred halls of highclass consumerism, the hermès store in hamburg, to try out one of their exclusive hermessence fragrances. creed is cheap in comparison to those bottles, trust me, i almost wish i never went in there. but. i did.

the people there were really nice (i did look my best that day also) and let me sniff the scent i wanted to try. and no cheap papercards here: i got a lovely grossgrain ribbon to take home with me. then i asked to try it on skin, which of course i was allowed to, and in the end i went out with a nice and generous sample which i will use very carefully.

the fragrance i tried is called osmanthe yunnan and smells, well, like a nice cup of tea with some orange blossoms besides. as you all might know, i love tea. i love the smell of tea. especially light black tea. this is how tea should smell. sadly enough, it fades quicker than one would like it to, but i would put up with that if i had the spare money. which i don't.

(the pictures are borrowed from:
osmoz.com and creedfragrances.co.uk)

5 comments:

Glamour-Och-Fläskpannkaka said...

Låter som en ljuvlig doft!
Ha en bra helg!

Linnea said...

Hej. Jag har lagt ett bud pa petticoaten nu...hoppas att ingen annan gor det nu. Har for tillfallet lagt 5Eur men bjuder nagon hogre kan jag tanka mig att bjuda lite till!

Dotti said...

Lena, ach, ich hatte mal das pinke Creed – wie heißt das noch? Tolle Düfte. Nicht so ein Douglas-Mist, den man an jeder Straßenlaterne riecht...

fröken lila said...

@ glamour och fläskpannkaka: tack! jag satt mest och pluggade...

@ linnea: kul!

@ dotti: spring flowers. das hab ich noch nicht geschnuppert, aber es gibt ja so viel zu entdecken in der welt der düfte!

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