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Said the girl with the ill-smelling tattoo.

It started in China while we were waiting out one of our flight delays when I bought a bottle of Anna Sui “Dolly Girl” Eau de Toilette. My interest in fragrance had gone from mere curiosity to full blown experimentation. I wore that (I still do) but I wanted more. So I ordered some samples from Lucky Scent.

Pilar & Lucy “the exact friction of stars” Perfume Initially this is kind of vanilla-orange but becomes very vanilla. Sometimes I find it a little overpowering in the morning—the heaviness of the vanilla reminds me of being carsick, sort of—but as it dries it becomes more subtle without completely losing its scent. This lasts most of the day.

Juliette Has a Gun “Miss Charming” Eau de Parfum Meh, not my kind of smell. Very floral, kind of fruity. I think it reminds me of girls from high school or French teachers or—something not so great. I don’t entirely dislike it and I wouldn’t be bothered if someone else was wearing it, it just doesn’t smell like “me.” (I’ve gotten compliments while wearing it, though.)

L’Artisan Parfumeur “Mandarine Tout Simplement” Eau de Toilette I love this scent. The notes are green mandarin, ginger, yellow mandarin, frangipani, red mandarin and white cedar. It’s ungodly good. Unfortunately, it doesn’t last all day but it’s so good. Before this, I always thought of fragrance as this very trivial thing but I actually feel better about myself when I wear this. (Maybe that’s more of a reflection on me than on fragrance?)

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