- Aug 30, 2014
SOTE: Polo Green (UTIF Cosmair Spray)
The spray heads in these are known to crack, leak, and fail. If you have more than one of these, and one bottle with a good sprayer, keep that spray head when you finish the bottle and transplant it onto one that has a broken nozzle. That's what I do.
Not sure how vintage this particular bottle is—Mudassir would know—but I miss posting here, so…
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Santa Maria Novella - Patchouli (allegedly from the 19th century CE)
This kicks off roughly a week of patchouli fragrances so I can familiarize myself with the note. SMN’s “reference patchouli” is earthy-funky up front, with allusions to camphor, potting soil, and petroleum, but there’s a sweetness underneath that keeps the overall scent rich and multidimensional. Despite the EdC designation, a little of this goes a very long way. And if I wear too much, my wife will go a very long way away.