Happy Easter and happy Passover weekend to all those of you
who celebrate those holidays! Once again, Mother Nature has pulled one of her
tricks on us here with one last cold snap; I knew I should never have crowed
that spring had fully arrived. So with high temps barely into the 50s this
weekend, I decided to pass on my usual vanilla comfort scents. And instead
reached for something different: specifically, my amber, exotic woods and spice scents.
I poked around in my fall/winter scent drawers and came up first with Parfumerie
Generale’s Aomassai, with its slightly exotic aura. Surrender to Chance describes it as “being built on a coffee/cashmeran accord, … a slightly bitter/woody oriental fragrance that uses the notes in a roasted/burnt way.” Notes per Fragrantica are wood resins, spices, incense, vetiver, hazelnut, caramel, licorice, hay and bitter orange. It really has that “yum!” factor for me and I’ve gotten several compliments when wearing it.
Next out of the drawer was one of my fave amber scents: Laboratorio Olfattivo’s Alambar. It’s another yummy scent for me, with a whisper of gourmet goodness, thanks to cocoa, cinnamon and other spices, but its overall vibe is a smooth, rich amber that’s incredibly soothing, warming and grounding.
And last but not least, I was grooving this weekend on the explosive hit that is Victor & Rolf’s Spicebomb, which pairs woody and spicy so well. It’s marketed as a masculine, but I love it on me, and have often raided DH’s stash of it. One of the best his-and-her shared scents out there, in my humble opinion.
What about you? What do you keep on hand to wear in case Mother Nature decides to play a late-season trick on you?