Fragrances ramble

22 May

Faves (and hope will never be discontinued):

  • Commes de Garcons – Kyoto: Barneys, Luckyscent. There is a free standing store at the eslite flagship store in Taipei. Available at Richard Kidd in Gastown?
  • Hermes Ambre Narguile – sweet, sweet Amber

Reaching for these days:

  • Gucci Envy Me: sweet and perfect for spring and cool summer days. Tends to get a bit sticky. Peony, Jasmine, Pink Pepper, Litchi, Pomegranate, Pineapple, Pink Musk, Seringa, White Tea, Sandalwood, Teakwood, Sensual Musk.
  • Musks
  • Carriere by Gendarme – soapy, citrus linen.

What I get comments on:

  • Kyoto – from guys
  • Narciso Rodriguez for Her – from both
  • Serge Luten Bois de Vanille – from girls – very foody

What I regret:

  • Giorgio Armani Donna
  • SL Chypre Rouge
  • Ines de la Fressange
  • Escada

Now discontinued, but will continue to find:

  • Tom Ford for Estee Lauder: Azuree Soleil 2006/2007 (the follow up Bronze Goddess doesn’t even come close!). Definitely St. Tropez tan, not Hawaii.
  • JLo Miami Glow – PERFECT for summer. Need to stock up!!
  • Givenchy Insense – for men, but my first fragrance. Grade 7, before the whole CK unisex craze and when you were supposed to smell like your gender. “Little girl, are you buying something for your father? No, for me. Well then you’re in the wrong section” … well lady I was ahead of the times. My father took my Insense. Oh I miss it so. 1993: fresh, fruity florals with lower citrus note.

Still need:

  • Something light and floral for Spring/Summer. Something N-I-C-E. Estee Lauder Pure White Linen?
  • Beachy scent! CB I Hate Perfume At the Beach (Gravity Pope) , Bobbi Brown? Something beachy, but not suntan-ny.
  • Something with pomegranate. Hopefully smells like Pottery Barn’s Pomegranate reed diffuser. BPAL Persephone?
  • Coffee – still looking for BPAL Miskatonic University (A Picnic In Arkham)

Thinking of:

  • L’Artisan Perfumer “Timbuktu”
  • Lancome “”Peut Etre”
  • Esteban “Andalouse” – orange blossoms, jasmine, musk, grapefruit, star anise and warm cedar
  • Nyakio “Safi” – fresh lychee, pineapple and black currant, stargazer lily, freesia, neroli, muhuhu wood, bamboo, crisp papyrus, vetiver
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