Being raised on a farm, my parents were very traditional about the roles of men and women. Women did women’s work and men’s work, and men only did men’s work. That left the women to do farmwork, plus all the cooking, cleaning and housework. It took me until about the age of 8 to see that as the crap deal it was. From that day forward, I hated cooking, and I never looked back on that decision to hate.
Up until now, I do as little of it as I can and caterwaul every time I get stuck cooking anything. By Jeeves, my favorite delivery service, can never go out of business or I will live on toasted cheese sandwiches and crackers.
This thought has entered my mind recently: perhaps the things I think I hate bear the scrutiny of an adult and not a torched little girl. So… I’ve signed up for some cooking classes. Tonight was fish and seafood, and it was flipping great! Sometimes it turns out that what hate are the things you don’t really know how to do well, and when you learn about them, without fear, the door opens to something you may learn to love.
For those of you new’ish to perfume and overwhelmed, especially when we trot out these lists of perfumes you may never have heard of, think of it as a reference list to go back to over the years. Don’t be scared, you just sniff a few things at a time, these perfumes will be around forever.
Without further ado, these are the next 25 perfumes voted on by you guys for 2008 (not perfumes new in 2008, but of all perfumes). It’s an interesting next tier to the list.
- Bond Chinatown
- Guerlain Vol de Nuit
- Hermessence Osmanthe Yunnan
- Serge Lutens Musc Koublai Khan (woo-hooo!!!)
- Caron Narcisse Noir
- Comme des Garcons Avignon
- Chanel No. 22 (for you, March)
- Frederice Malle Parfume de Therese
- Guerlain Attrape-Coeur
- Guerlain Bois d’Armenie
- Jean Desprez Bal a Versailles
- L’Artisan Tea for Two
- Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle
- Serge Lutens Un Bois vanille
- Bvlgari Black
- Caron Parfum Sacre
- Chanel Coco
- Dior Diorissimo
- Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil
- L’Artisan Safran Troublant
- Parfum DelRae Amoureuse
- Serge Lutens A La Nuit
- The Different Company Sel de Vetiver
- Balmain Jolie Madame
- Caron En Evion
Tomorrow or this weekend I’ll post the rest of the top 100, just so y’all can have the entire list. What perfume are you most disappointed did not make the top 50?