We have been having the oddest, most out-of-character summer here that I can ever remember. I think the highest temp we’ve reached so far has been 92 or so, which is quite unusual. And rain -– well, let’s just say our previous drought condition of many years has been quite handily washed away with near daily rains. A recent cool, overcast day called for long sleeves, so in looking for a suitable scent, I stumbled upon my little stash of Donna Karan treasures.
Ah, but which one to choose? Decisions, decisions. Oh, heck, I thought, just wear them all. Chaos on one wrist, Black Cashmere on the other, and a dab o’ Donna Karan Signature near the inside of my elbow. (Anyone remember that one with its unusual Robo-Duck bottle, shown above right?) Each of these is terrific on its own, but all three together? Well, let me tell you, for a few hours I was sitting pretty, enveloped in a wonderful aura that was both coolly serene and incense warm, enhanced by a creamy, woody whisper of suede. Normally, I would not have worn all of them together, but it turned out to be a lovely mix — what a nice way to chase away the rain!
I also have tried Wenge, which is great, but also want to try Donna Karan’s iris, labdanum and jasmine scents. I feel certain that I would like them or at least appreciate them. Now Cashmere Mist and its siblings and more mainstream brethren (DKNY Be Delicious, etc.) are fine, but don’t inspire as much fondness from me, but that’s OK, as many people enjoy them.
I’m just happy that most of these are still available, even if they might have changed a bit over the years, and have lost their unique signature bottles in favor of the tall, black, minimalist beauties of today. I still regret not buying that jagged, glass/crystal bottle that Chaos came in, back in the day when it didn’t cost an arm and a leg.
So, please share: What are your favorite Donna Karan scents?