Friday, March 5, 2010

A.C.'s Fantasy Shopping League: Acquired: Perfume, Desired: Glowing, crying candle head

I got a fragrance for Nick based on a really good review Cintra Wilson put in the NYT (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/03/fashion/03CRITIC.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=fashion). I didn't want to get a whole 4oz. bottle, so I got a set of 3 .5oz bottles.

The line is called Histoires de Parfums and they're made by a chef in Paris who got it into his head to make perfumes, and a lot of them are based on historical or literary figures. I got the Jules Verne one for Nick. I'm wearing it now and I do quite like it. It's strange though, his is like ... hmmmm. ... half of me. Ooh, I know what it is. This scent feels really rich, deep and thoughtfully intellectual but in a driven, passionate sort of way, if that makes sense. It's someone I want to talk to. But on me it is missing something. I'd like this as a base, but I want something more energetic and arty on top of it.

In other news, how much do I want this?



It's the "Bust of Dierdre" candle from DL & Co.. Yep, that thing is a candle. And the best part about it is that when you burn it, the whole head glows, like this:



And the wax comes out like this:


So cool.

http://www.dlcompany.com/catalog/bust-dierdre-candle-dl-limited