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Eau Dynamisante by Clarins

February 7, 2010

Today I’m wearing Eau Dynamisante by Clarins. My friend Donna gave me this, and despite not passing the “Flies Aint Dying I Aint Buying” test, a more subdued perfume can sometimes be a good thing. For days when you’re dressed in a tracksuit (ie today), when you had an exuberant drinking session the night before (ie yesterday), when you woke up to find your (beige) carpet covered in red wine vomit (ie this morning), when your Aunty Norma suggested dousing it in white wine vinegar to soak up the smell (ie this afternoon). Yes sometimes, just sometimes the idea of adding say Mugler’s Angel or Versace’s Crystale Noir to the heady red-wine-vinegar-vomit-febreze combo in your bedroom just doesn’t sit well.

Fortunately the good people at Clarins are prepared for days like this: “Vitality, Freshness, Firmness” is what it says on the bottle – it’s as if they somehow knew.

Hangover Sunday was a good day to track reactions to this perfume, notably because the palpable absence of my usual trappings (2 layers of foundation, a shit hot concealer, 6 inch heels and a sturdy pair of control tights) meant that the only way I could possibly garner any sort of favourable reaction from the opposite of sex, or in fact anyone at all, was in the way I smelled.

Pat Heap gave me the knowing “rough night” nod on the landing earlier when she smelled it (though this was quickly replaced with a look of absolute horror as the door to my bedroom opened and the aromatic chaos within was revealed). The acne-ridden teen on the counter at Morrison’s seemed pretty pleased about the perfume too – though I think he was just relieved to see somebody else with weeping spots and a hint of a ‘tache. The scent probably didn’t register.

Still, I really like it, and it makes me feel sporty and fresh in a hint-of-tanned-midrif way, not in an intense-sunday-gym-session way.

Tomorrow I’ll return to the knock outs. But for now, I must turn my attentions to the dark stain on the carpet….

x Heapnose x

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Judy Emanuel permalink
    February 9, 2010 10:40 pm

    Hey Jen, my mom would be amused/bemused to know she’s been name checked in a perfume blog! I’m a fan of Clarins perfumes too; also I discovered by chance several years back that the Eau Dynamisante body lotion is an extremely effective mosquito repellent – and a pretty good aftersun lotion to boot. I’ve used it on multiple holidays and haven’t been bitten once – i wonder if Clarins know?! Hope the hangover’s cleared and the stain is gone?
    jude xxx

  2. Heapnose permalink*
    February 9, 2010 11:07 pm

    Jude! I wondered if you read my blog (you are the only member of the family who does). Aunty Norma was most sympathetic to my plight…the carpet is now clean-ish, and the smell has thankfully cleared.Re: the Eau Dynamisante, that is a great tip, thank you so much, I hope my (26) readers take heed. That information will come in well handy in the Toronto summer climate as I got bitten to buggery last August.
    Please keep reading, I promise I will thank you in an upcoming post – I take pride in the fact that I know all my readers by name!
    Lots of Love xx

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