Friday scent of the day 6/18 :: Now Smell This

Happy Bottle Porn Friday (edition 3)! Our community project for today: wear something you bought in part or in full because of the bottle, or a fragrance you think has a beautiful (or otherwise perfect) bottle. Thanks to michael and happy888cat, who suggested we repeat this project (we already did it in 2015 and 2017).

What fragrance did you pick? As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you’re not participating in the community project.

I’m in Annick Goutal Mandragore, in the original purple gadroon bottle. I always thought that everything about the bottle — the color, the shape, the label hanging from a ribbon — was perfect for the scent, and I do appreciate the scent much more now than I did when I reviewed it in 2005. The men’s packaging with the gold pattern on the bottle was even better, but I own the women’s because that’s what I found at discount. I do not love the newer Goutal packaging, not that it matters since they don’t make Mandragore these days (other than Mandragore Pourpre).

Reminder: on 6/25, we’re marking Anthony Bourdain’s birthday. Wear a fragrance that you think of as adventurous, or interpret this project in any way you like.

And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see Scent of the day ~ Friday community projects 2021, where I’ll try to always have the next five or six weeks mapped out in advance.

Note: top image is Museum of Glass [cropped] by Casey Yee at flickr; some rights reserved. (As with Wednesday, this image was taken at the Bridge of Glass at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA, and shows the Dale Chihuly “Seaform Pavilion”, a covered walkway with the glass forms on the ceiling overhead. Chihuly did a similar installation with glass flowers at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas. You can read more about both installations here.)

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