Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Aura by Jacomo: Perfume Pacifier
My nose, Daphne, is a bratty little kid. She wants what she wants when she wants it. The problem is, as soon as she gets it, she doesn't want it anymore. I cannot tell you how many perfumes I have bought (because of Daphne's whining) that ended up in the 'rejected until I figure out what to do with it' box in the spare bedroom downstairs. Kind of like the Island of Misfit Toys.
Last week's perfume shopping frenzy wore me out. The fresh, springy scents I tried left a screechy after-smell, and Daphne would not stop badgering me about her craving for a sweet floral perfume. So I started sniffing through the perfumes I already have. Smelling one after the other, Daphne said, 'no!' just like the annoying toddler she is. After plundering through my cabinet, I went downstairs and started on the box of misfits.
The moment she saw the yellow package, Daphne gasped and pointed so I knew it was the one: Aura by Jacomo. It's a sweet floral perfume with freesia, mimosa and honeysuckle, finished by sandalwood and musk. And butter. Yes...melted butter. Aura was an inexpensive add-on to qualify for free shipping, which might explain why I set it aside. Now, a forgotten treasure suddenly found, it has assumed a prominent spot in my cabinet with the more popular perfume crowd.
Changing into my sweats after work last night, I noticed that my weekend 'lounge on the deck' cami still reeks of Aura from the clothes hamper. And finally, Daphne is down for a nap.
Photo from 99perfume.com