First, the winners of the CB I Hate Perfume Rare Flowers samples – Kim B, Tiara, and Sunnlitt. You all should know the drill, but if you don’t! To claim your prize, click on Drop Us a Note up at the top, remind me what you’ve won and send me your address, and I’ll confirm I got your e-mail and then get them sent out to you. Enjoy them!
So with the Le Labo Benjoin in the fragrance wardrobe, it’s been a great playtime for me to work it into combination with all my other Le Labo fragrances. But I’m stuck on Benjoin and Vanille 44. Oh, yum. So different, so great together, smoky incense on one arm and woody vanilla on the other. I waft like a dream.
But this brings up a couple of questions that are puzzling me after talking to other people. First question, what line is your favorite to combine? Jo Malone pushed the concept for their scents. They do combine nicely, but I’m not very inspired most of the time to do it. So far, Le Labo is one of my favorite lines to combine – either with another Le Labo fragrance or with something else. CB I Hate Perfume runs a close second and sometimes first, depending on season. I still do that Burning Leaves/Gathering Apples combo March suggested years ago for the fall. The other line, but only a subset within it, that I like to combine are the Guerlain La Matieres. Throwing some of those with some Le Labos are just magic, like Double Vanille and Le Labo Patchouli. OMG, what a smoky vanilla wondrous mess I turn into. So what’s your favorite combination line? And if or in addition to, what specific fragrances do you combine?
Then the next questions. I always spray one area of me with one fragrance, then another with the other, and for me that’s combining, but some people spray on top of the fragrance, which seems like a Frankinfragrance to me and a little scary. Which is correct?
Drop a comment to be entered in the drawing, and the prize will be my three favorite fragrance combination sample sets above – Le Labo Benjoin/Vanille and CB Burning Leaves/Gathering Apples and Guerlain Double Vanille/Le Labo Patchouli, samples of all six so you can try them out. Next week I’m trying Benjoin with Ylang!