Winter seems to be doing that Guest Fish thing – and it even brought its mother in law! So..if you can’t beat it (no matter how much you want to. With a stick. Covered in barbed wire..and a couple of nails for good measure….)….thenlet’s talk about Top Picks for Best Perfumes of Winter 2010. We have alllll the time in the world…Winter will be on the fold-out sofa for a few eons more…
1Feb2011 – 30mph gusts. I can’t see the house across the street for the blowing snow. The Weather Channel is nearly incoherent with glee at the coming Snowpocalypse – their ratings must be through the roof!!! Anybody who thinks I’m not going to list Cartier Les Heures Fougueuse as mine own is out of their mind. It may have debuted in the chill of the last quarter but it’s all about heat, since the lifestyle this conjures means you can hop in the G6 and be in Belize for afternoon tea. If you are wearing this and you are in snow, you are in Gstaad. Because you wanna be.
The other one is Bruno Acampora Blu. There’s not a marine note in there but…It smells like
this looks. Trust me.
Tom weighs in from sunny LA:
I know it seems whiny that I’m typing that I need a breath of spring when I’m spending another winter in Los Angeles, the one place in the US that isn’t under ten feet of snow. But after 20-odd years in the beautiful Hills of Beverly, 40 seems darned cold. What’s the answer? Sometimes it’s Andy Tauer’s Carillon pur un ange, the lovely lily with the shockingly sensual Tauerade drydown. Sometimes it’s L’Artisan Coeur de Vetiver Sacre with it’s balance of cool vetiver and warm black tea. One of the main ones I’ve been reaching for however is Etat Libre’s Like This. Designed for (and by) Tilda Swinton, The mandarin, rose and neroli are uplifting and the ginger, immortelle and pumpkin are immensely comforting. It’s like fuzzy slippers and a warm hearth in a spray bottle.
Nava, reporting from Toronto, in Canada, where all the snow is supposed to fall: Once again, my peeps in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions are getting hammered. And by the way, Musette, that was quite a party you guys had in Chicago the other day.
For me, it’s been slim pickins’ this winter, but I’ve more than gotten by: Serge’s Bois et Fruits has kept me warm. So has Barbara Bui Le Parfum and my old standby, Donna Karan Chaos. Thanks, cousin Simon.
Patty, frozen stiff in Denver, is thumbing her nose at Musette darling and putting Fougueuse on her list, along with Kilian Pure Oud, Baccarat Les Larmes Sacree du Thebes, Caron Parfum Sacre in all of its lovely iterations and Fendi Theorema, which warms the cockles of my black little heart.
So…those are our picks –we’re throwing it open to you now. Let us know what warmed (or is still warming, since it’s still winter) the cockles of YOUR heart!
That gorgeous winter photo is US 61, Minnesota, 2010., courtesy of our own Catherine. www.catherinemicheleadams.com
That gorgeous NOT WINTER photo is Costa Careyes.