In comments last week, the idea of combo’ing Serge Lutens Musc Koublai Khan and Parfum d’Empire Ambre Russe on one fragrance outing came up. I might have mentioned it first, but at least one enthusiastic and adventurous perfumista was totally in. In the Grand Experimental Fun Game of Fragrance, we now have
Fragrance Frankenstein Saturday!
UPDATE – here’s the fragrances I picked, and I’m wearing them tomorrow, Sunday. I’ve warned the neighbors.
Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle, Frederic Malle Carnal Flower,
Parfum d’Empire Ambre Russe and Etro Messe di Minuit
Here’s the rules! Pick two fragrance monsters that you will commit to wearing together on the same day. They can be big skank monsters, like Bal a Versailles and Rochas Femme or just big sillage monsters, like Hermes 24, Faubourg and Dior Poison. Oh, hell, I about died laughing thinking of those two together. Or two of your most hated fragrances that you love in theory, but can’t wear, like Hermessence Ambre Narguile and Parfum d’Empire Ambre Russe. Oh, hey, that is MINE! Well, maybe, I might think up something worse by the end of today. Or two fragrance that just don’t go together at all in your head – like Bath and Both Works Vanilla something and Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile.
And No Dabbing. You have to spray them on, at least two spritzes each. One spritz each if you decide to go to the Frankenstein Fragrance Trifecta.
So pick your two or even three fragrance monsters, post in comments what they are and if you have a why by noon Monday October 29, 2012. Then pick a day in the next week to wear them all day.
Yes, ALL DAY.
You may be sacrificing bottles of vintage Mitsouko before the day is over in an attempt to break the sillage spell from hell, but all day it is. You can shower before bedtime in the hopes of getting some relief.
We will meet back here next Sunday and report what happened. If you can snap a picture or two of someone’s face when you waft by then, those are bonus points, and send me those photos (click up there on the Drop Us a Note or just e-mail pattywhite59 at spoofing for spambots gmail place)! I’ll include them in next Sunday’s post. I’ll pick two that make me laugh the hardest (along with my co-judges I’ll press into service. Um, Musette, Ann, Portia, Tom?) along with two at random, and I’ll figure out some really great gift to send you, like samples of those new Naomi Goodsirs and maybe a couple of samples of fragrances you pick out and some handfuls of samples that are threatening to overrun my house again.
This will be so much fun!
Post your picks in comments to this post, then be prepared to tell me stories next Sunday, November 4, 2012, and send pictures before then so I can include them. I will post my Fragrance Frankensteins before the end of the day Saturday at the top of this post asn an update. It’s probably the Ambre Narguile and Ambre Russe and there might even be some Serge Lutens Musc Koublai Khan or Angel thrown in as well, just to make things interesting, but I might change my mind. Okay, are you ready? What are you going to Frankenstein?