I’m not old, I’m vintage.
- Aug 1, 2019
I was on the brink of being irresponsible, tempted by the sale and a long time curiously about this brand (in no small part from your reviews). But I talked myself off the ledge. Even if I end up loving them I really don't need another brand with an extensive catalog to get into, having just started to dive into Hiram Green and the very expensive but impressive Profumum Roma. That and several of my favorite brands have come out with new releases as of late. The floodgates seem to be open following the production backups caused by COVID.
But we shall meet another day TRNP, maybe I'll dip my toe in if Scent Bar NYC has any of them on the shelf next time I stop by.
I’m working the other direction, from TRNP through Profumum Roma (I’ve got a couple) to Hiram Green. Before those, AbdesSalaam, who isn’t getting so much buzz of late but remains an exceptional “all natural” perfumer with a very different aesthetic from Teone Reinthal, one I find equally idiosyncratic and appealing.
I haven’t gone down the other popular BN rabbit holes—Areej, Bortnikoff, Slumberhouse. I have samples, though, so we’ll see eventually if I agree with the fans that they’re worth the exorbitant price of admission. (Don’t count on it—I’m a cheap bastard.)
Currently Wearing: Chanel Pour Monsieur by Chanel