First off, thanks to everyone for your wonderful wishes on our 25th wedding anniversary last week. We had a lovely day and are still celebrating! Now on to the fragrant portion of our program: A recent post of mine in which I bemoaned that a certain beautiful fragrance only came in a 100-ml. bottle got me wondering: If presented the opportunity to own any scent in that size, what would it be? Or perhaps even more than one, since we’re entering fantasy territory here.
I don’t own many FBs, and certainly not any 100-ml ones, that’s for sure. So I had to give this some serious thought. What do I love enough that I’d want to be able to spray with abandon, would not tire of easily, but also would go through in a reasonable amount of time? Hmmm … let’s see:
Frederic Malle Carnal Flower? A definite maybe. For better or worse, I seem to set this one aside as mainly for dressy occasions and holidays, but if I had the biggie bottle, would I wear it lavishly or keep to my slightly hoarding, “save it for …” ways? I know I would happily share it, but still — 100 mls is a lot lot of juice, especially for perfumistas who already have large collections of fragrance.
One of my all-time favorite chypres, Roja Dove Unspoken. I do love it so, but think a smaller size or decant would still suit me fine as I tend to wear it rather sparingly. And it doesn’t strike me as a scent that you’re going to douse yourself in (at least not me).
Le Labo’s Tubereuse 40 or Vanille 44. No doubt I adore them both, but owning that much of either? Well, I really could see myself wearing the happy, uplifting scent of 40 quite frequently during the spring and summer (and even in the winter for a spot of sunshine). And the Vanille is among my top three comfort scents, so — I give a hearty thumbs up to both of these. And since I wouldn’t have to foot the bill, so much the better.
Now if we’re talking discontinued juice, I have one definite, unqualified “Yes, please!!”: Jean Patou Vacances. And I think our darling Musette (and several others of you) would be right there with me on this one. You could wear it lavishly, scent your sheets with it (waves to Musette again) AND share generously with the luxury of 100 mls of this lilac lovely under your belt.
What about you? What scent would you love to have in the 100-ml. size?
Note to perfume companies: Please offer your scents in 50 mls and 100 mls, at the very least (which most do), and if you’d really like to make us happy, those 30-ml bottles and travel sprays are pretty great, too!