Okay, let’s have a Jicky discussion. How does Luca Turin write over a page on Jicky in Perfumes: The Guide and gloss over the fact that it smells like a full baby diaper? Turin’s all blah blah "smoky phenols" this, blah blah "lemon cheesecake" that, and no blah blah "colostomy bag". Talk about polishing a turd!
But Jicky is fun to sniff. Reminds me of the diaper pail smelling game I gleefully devised for my childhood chums and myself. Just lots of running around the basement, pausing to lift the lid of their little brother's diaper pail, retch, scream, and recommence running. Good training for Jicky.
Jicky! Yes, dirty diapers! That just elevated this whole correspondence. I know it smells "poopy" but you're spot-on, it smells diaper "poopy," which is a very specific kind of "poopy." I hear the EDT smells much fresher and less "little Katie and the diaper-pail game," but I've only worn the EDP. And the DP might as well stand for "diaper pail."
And I don't know why Turin doesn't mention this. He is particularly protective of most Guerlains, but he also seems to overplay other scents' dirtiness as a way of praising them.
Fumeheads, can you enlighten me on the "special charms" on Jicky's varying concentrations?