Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Shopping in Den Haag?

I am trying to get all my Christmas shopping done as fast as possible before I leave for Greece where I am going to spend the holidays and it is proving quite a task! I have left the gift shopping for far too late this year, due to my having a terrible cold and an extremely busy university schedulle and now I am forced to rush rush rush! I did find some time to go to Den Haag yesterday though, and I wanted to talk about a couple of finds:

Did you know that Vivienne Westwood's Let it Rock is already here? I'd been looking for it for a while and yesterday I saw it for the first time. It is fa-bu-lous! Definitely something I want to review in January. If you haven't tried it yet, go on, treat yourself to a spritz, you won't regret it! The official notes I've seen do not match the wonderful, incens-y impression my single testing gave me, so I can't wait to try it again and see. The drydown was gorgeous amber with animalic hints - I found it deeply intriguing! I saw this at the Bijenkorf. Next to it, to my surprise, some of the discontinued Libertine was restocked, along with a tester. If you haven't smelled this before or if you're lusting for a backup bottle, now seems to be the chance to get one! But my best find yesterday was surely Balenciaga's rarely seen Le Dix, a sophisticated aleldehydic-floral. At 12 euro per 30ml, a trip to the Bijenkorf is in order!


8 comments:

Perfume & Tea Make Me Happy said...

i love, love, love le dix! it's so pretty. it's all violet creaminess to me. have fun in greece!

Anita said...

I have wanted to smell Let It Rock since reading about it last summer, so I am looking forward to your review. I'm getting myself a sample of this one soon! Have a wonderful trip :).

greeneyes said...

I read "Le Dix" and thought to myself, where have I seen that recently...and luckily, where I saw it was on a sample I happen to have in my possession. Yea! I will try it immediately.

Have a wonderful trip, and Happy Holidays!

italian girl said...

Buon natale Divina and all...

Just smelled Celine.. oriental summer.. really nice..have you ever tried that one??

Right, enough perfume talk and let's get ready for Christmas!!

ciao

Divina said...

Oh, how frustrating - I do not smell the violets at all in Le Dix :( It smells more green to me, and typically soapy/aldehydic. Do you know if there are different types of violets? It is very rare that I find realistic renditions of the flower I know so well irl in perfume. A good example of a perfume that has a very realistic portrait of the violets we had in our garden is DHS's English Violet. It is one of the few that is right on the mark for me where violets are concerned.

Divina said...

Hey Anita! I hope you find it as delightful as I did? I can't stop thinking about it ever since I tried it, actually. Did you like Anglomania? I can recognize some of the same characteristics in it... There is something distinctly reminiscent of Anglomania in Let it Rock. Of course, I am unable to elaborate after only one testing and I no longer have any Anglomania either.. (Argh!) I look forward to exploring it further in January.

Divina said...

Hey Greeneyes! Did you like Le Dix? I find it very sophisticated :)

Divina said...

Hello Italian Girl, dearest! I have not smelled Oriental Summer. Actually, I hadn't even heard of it before. What a beautiful name! You make me curious to try it!