YoooHoo! Posse! Portia from AustralianPerfumeJunkies and I have been looking through this years cache of new releases. There have been HUNDREDS!!! There was no way I could keep up with them all even though I tried my best. I did get my sniff on quite a lot of what was offered though because Surrender To Chance has an excellent Recent Release page and I also grab the LuckyScent sample bags when they’re offered (don’t get me started on those freaking annoying .7ml dabs), all you have to do is give them your email address and they send you loads of great offers. I can always tell you my Favourite 2014 Fragrance but what the heck were yours? So it’s time to fess up….
What Was Your Favourite 2014 Fragrance Release?
As always I have no one good answer so I’m going to do a little list, these are in no order but as they came to my mind.
Mainstream Favourite 2014 Fragrance
Terracotta le Parfum – Guerlain: Not groundbreaking but soft, fresh and pretty yet hefty and very Guerlain. Love the bottle too.
Bottega Veneta Essence Aromatique – Bottega Veneta: Love this crisp cologne style aromatic, very sexy.
Perfume Calligraphy Saffron – Aramis: Discovered this extremely sensual glamour puss in LA with Tom Pease & Andrew on a shopping excursion and wish I’d purchased it.
Mass Market Niche Favourite 2014 Fragrance
Iris Tubereuse – Creed: Much more tuberose than iris but stunning, simple and elegant from a house I rarely click with.
L’Orpheline – Serge Lutens: Love this, cool green incense that fades to dry wood.
Sunshine – Amouage: The most fun bottle ever. The fragrance is a reminder that the best ingredients make a difference (a very modern Guerlain style Amouage)
Niche Favourite 2014 Fragrance
Or du Serail – Naomi Goodsir: Review on the backburner for months. Totally more-ish, bought the bottle.
Wit – Parfums DelRae: The best Parfums DelRae offering ever. You must try Wit.
Liqueur Charnelle – Huitieme Art Parfums: Fell instantly in love with this warm boozy beauty and bought it at OSSWALD NYC.
Independent Favourite 2014 Fragrance
Mohuir Extrait – Neela Vermeire Creations: So ME it hurts. I have a decant but need to get to Europe to collect my numbered bottle.
Narcissus – CB I Hate Perfume: This is gorgeous and disgusting narcissus in equal measure, love it.
Chenonceau – King`s Palace Perfumery: Best surprise newby of the year for me. This is the ultimate comfort scent for cool weather and a furry amber bomb in summer.
Palimpsest – Aftelier Perfumes: Mandy Aftel = Genius. The naughtiest honey/white flower mix of the century. FABULOUS!!
Most of these are available to sample at Surrender To Chance
Righto! So now it’s your turn. What was your Favourite 2014 Fragrance?
All photos supplied Fragrantica