Ever have one of those days? You got up late (or got up on time and fiddled around
and time got away from you) and went slashing through your closet, desperately trying to find something decent to wear to work. Well, I’ve had my last one. As of this weekend, I’m dubbing a bit of my closet the “no-brainer” corner and putting several outfits in there for just those days. And no touching those clothes except in case of emergency. (Yeah, right — we’ll see how long that lasts,eh?)
However, I wised up long ago with this regarding fragrances and have always had a couple of no- brainer scents tucked back for such days. (Although in my scent-free office, I have far less need of them these days.) For this time of year, Aerin Lauder’s Mediterranean Honeysuckle, Frederic Malle’s Eau de Magnolia and Serge Lutens’ Bas de Soie are dependable workhorses that never let me down and help me keep my cool and feel fresh and less frazzled. Prescriptives’ (Clinique) Calyx comes in a runner-up when used with a very light hand.
In the chillier months, I count on Le Labo’s Vanille 44, Guerlain’s Cuir Beluga and Byredo Gypsy Water for a warm, comforting hug of fragrance.
And pretty much year-round, save for the warmest days, Lolita Lempicka Si Lolita does the trick.
What about you? What are your no-brainer scents? Ones you reach for and can rely on to get you through, no matter what. Oh, and any time-saving tips for crazy mornings that you’d care to share. Thanks!