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Salvador Dali, Laguna (Salvador Dali 1991) is a very watery, beautiful, fruity floral – Laguna is a great name for this fragrance.   It intriguingly reminds me a bit of Mandarine Glaciale by Atelier Cologne.   Perhaps it’s the notes of grapefruit, mandarin and jasmine in Laguna, also found in Mandarine Glaciale.  It really is a watery scent though, much more so than Mandarine Glaciale.

Similar to its sister fragrance, Salvador Dali, Salvador Dali, it too has a warm, powdery drydown.  Actually, in the late drydown it is hard to discern Laguna from Salvador Dali.  And, like Salvador Dali, it’s a very nice fragrance.

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Top notes: mandarin, grapefruit, peach, and apricot.  Middle notes: jasmine, rosewood, iris and lily of the valley.  Base notes: tonka, cedar wood, patchouli and vanilla.

It’s been a good week for us personally.  How has your week been?  Good I hope…

I know there’s been a lot of hellish events around the world this week (I’m thinking specifically of South Carolina), and when I say we’ve had a good week, I don’t mean to ignore other’s pain…

Thanks for reading.

Salvador Dali

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Salvador Dali, Salvador Dali named after the famed artist, Salvador Dali, (Salvador Dali 1985) is a resplendent oriental.  To my nose there are no notes in particular that jump ahead of the others, except for an abundant, ever present musky warmth.  It reminds me a bit of Paloma Picasso in its depth and intensity.

In the drydown it fades into a soft, powdery mist of gentle sweetness and, again, musky warmth.  Salvador Dali is a rich, intelligent oriental.  I think anyone truly fascinated by perfume should smell this fragrance at least once (and Paloma Picasso too).

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Top notes: mandarin, bergamot, aldehydes, basil and green plants. Middle notes: jasmine, lily, tuberose, daffodil, neroli, lily of the valley and iris. Base notes: cedar, ambergris, sandalwood, musk, vanilla, and benzoin. 

Years ago I had my hair cut and styled in London while I was visiting the city.   The hair stylist had very different ideas about hair than any stylist who had cut my hair in the US.  He thought that if a person was trying to grow out their hair they should let their hair grow for as long of a time as possible before cutting it regardless of split ends and etc.   He didn’t think split ends were the enemy.  In fact, he thought that overly perfect hair ceased to “look like hair.”

(As a gossipy aside, I remember feeling so flattered because he also asked me a couple of times if I was married and seemed to be preparing to ask me out on a date.  He was around my age and had been divorced from his wife somewhat recently.   He was good-looking actually and a great conversationalist, but I told him firmly I was in fact married.  At the time I wasn’t wearing a wedding ring because my previous ring found itself in the Pacific Ocean a few weeks prior to the visit to London, so it made sense for him to question me more than once.   He claimed to be a romantic, and he kindly advised me on England’s most romantic locations to visit with my husband even though I don’t think he was convinced my husband existed per se.  And no, I wasn’t flirting either.)

Anyway, I agree with him.   And this Summer I’m going to attempt to not cut or dye my hair until the end of August or so…  With a bit of coconut oil and the right conditioner I’m hoping it works out.

I’m so glad tomorrow is Friday.

Pleasant Thursday sweet readers.  🙂