The other day I was playing with several of my Le Labo sample vials, intending to try one scent on one wrist and one on the other. I put Le Labo Vanille 44 on my right wrist, then the phone rang and I got momentarily distracted. When I got back to the perfume, without thinking, I opened the vial of LL Tubereuse 40 and put it on the same wrist.
Yikes! I thought to myself. I’m in for it now and will be reaching for the Tide detergent shortly. But to my surprise, what resulted from my happy accident was a rather nice blend. The vanilla and incense were dominant, of course, but the citrus-y tubereuse scent gave it a nice pop of brightness and tang. And it turned out to be a nice scent for a day that although sunny, couldn’t decide if it was going to be warmish, or windy and a bit chilly.
I’d tried the Vanille 44 with Le Labo’s Poivre scent some time before and enjoyed it, but never thought to combine the vanilla and the tubereuse (which really seems far more orange blossom/neroli to me anyway),
So what about you? Have you ever created an enjoyable scent via a happy accident? Or even through intentional mixing and matching?
Hope everyone has a great week!