Hey Posse. Let’s have a little squiz at my current wears. High Rotation Perfumes are usually five or six fragrances that are on High Rotation at any one point. Things I grab because right now they seem to fit my mood, state of mind, yearnings, work and life. It is winter here but all of these have managed to remain cross seasonal loves.
High Rotation Perfumes: Portia July 2018
Anna Sui Live Your Dreams:
Yes, I know. Live Your Dreams is hardly a niche offering. Doesn’t matter, I love it. Mainly a plastic, soft, wet lily of the valley and jasmine with a very light base of amorphous, woodsy nothings. Don’t come here if you’re looking for the best of everything, it’s not here. As a refreshing, bright and fun lily spritz though it works a treat. I’ve had this bottle for a few years now and every so often it comes out for a month or so and gets some wear then, like right now.
Etat Libre d’Orange Fat Electrician:
Originally bought for Jin. He liked the name but not the scent so I reappropriated it. Using the oily and dark facets of vetiver and burnished with a few other notes ELdO managed to make a scent that smells like the zing of a fuse switch blowing. Metallic, smoky, warm and dusty all at once with a hint of grease.
Penhaligon’s Belgravia Chypre:
Patchouli, rose and labdanum with a slight pink pepper zing to open. Belgravia Chypre is not particularly chypre-ish to me but it is bloody wonderful. I was given this bottle at a Press Launch a couple of weekls ago and you can see how much is already gone. Wears beautifully in the cool but I think it will do a great job in the summer months too.
Parfumerie Generale Querelle:
Another vetiver, this time wearing with a smoky incense and woodsiness that warms through the base. Querelle becomes a skin overlay for me. Potent and sharp to begin it becomes a soft focus manly scent full of light and shade. Only in my collection for a short while it has been getting a lot of wear lately.
Lee, March & Patty tried it too.
Tom Ford Ombre de Hyacinth:
Imagine a desiccated jungle, dry and parched, that is also cold to touch. I don’t understand how this fragrance ever got released by a group as sales focused as Estee Lauder. Here Tom Ford opens with a green scent that sucks all the moisture and warmth from the room and doesn’t relent till it’s almost gone and warm amber whispers under.
Sadly Tom hated it, well was disappointed.
Yves Rocher Rose Oud:
A cheapy buy in Paris 2017 while shopping with Jin. Rose Oud is a very polite oudh with only a slightly sweaty armpit feel that is also met by the warmth of resins and a cool, jammy rose. Oudh haters, I think you will be able to wear this amiable scent. I also love how long it lasts, humming away softly. Rose Oud has been my Monday night scent lately as I write Trivia Q&A for the week.
Surrender To Chance has some of these to try
So what are your current High Rotation Perfumes?