It’s Tax Day here in the U.S. so what better to take your mind off it than fragrance? Have you ever tried a shower gel, soap, body lotion or cream and thought, “Hey, this reminds me a little of XYZ perfume”? Mix and match can be the way to go if the actual juice you love doesn’t have accompanying body items (or if it does and they are way too spendy).
I’ve stumbled across a few that seemed pretty compatible. Here are a few of my finds, but as always, YMMV:
Diptyque’s Do Son soap and/or shower gel. These are nice with most of the tuberoses I’ve
tried (Carnal Flower, Mona di Orio, etc.), but of course, most bath items are not noted for their longevity. Now I have not tried the Do Son body lotion but it might be worth a go as well. If I ever make it to an actual Diptyque store, I’ll have a field day sampling all their ancillary products.
I’ve discovered that Kenzo Amour lotion pairs well with Parfumerie Generale Indochine — I think it’s the common note of thanaka wood that they share. The Amour may be more floral but it’s not so noticeable in the lotion and seems to complement the Indochine nicely.
Many a pepper-centric scent could get off to a happy start with Molton Brown’s Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod shower gel (I like it with Si Lolita de Lempicka). Or for a more masculine bent, mix and match a scent with their Re-Charge Black Pepper body wash (bet this could be good with Le Labo’s Poivre 23).
Now this next one might sound a bit odd, but on my skin, Guerlain’s new L’Heure de Nuit has enough in common with the original Oscar de la Renta and the Esprit d’Oscar that the OdlR body products work well with it.
And just thinking out loud, here are a few untried others:
Any of the body products from Narciso Rodriguez for Her could pair with a variety of orange blossom scents or musks. And Yves Rocher makes quite a few scented body products (affordable, too) that could be simpatico with some fragrances.
Madonna’s Truth or Dare body line might play nice with some tuberose scents, as some reviewers have referred to the scent as “Fracas lite.” I wasn’t in love with the juice itself but thought the body cream was surprisingly good.
Now I know you guys will have some wonderful suggestions, as always, so feel free to share your mix and match finds.