My best perfumes from 2005. These are all scents that were new to me and not just released in 2005.
Guerlain Attrape Coeur – ultimately this scent is not for me. It is beautiful and stunning, but something of the animalic base or perhaps overdoing it when I first got it has put it out of my arm’s reach. But it is the best perfume for someone else because it is beautiful.
Serge Lutens Bois de Violette – Pure, beautiful, fierce violets, almost like a deep smokey purple violet lollipop.
Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle — The name!!! And it packs a mean tuberose, but what is there not to love in this. It was my first Serge I fell for, but it has not been my last.
Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque, Rahat Loukhoum and POTL — the best perfume I wound up loving that I started out hating.
Caron Coup de Fouet — Easily the best perfume ever for me. The peppery clovey spicy smell takes me to my happy place. Smelling it on a jacket days after I’ve worn it just makes my eyes close and a smile to come to my face.
Gobin Daude Seve Exquise — The best perfume I cannot buy. Green sappy goodness in a bottle, Robin is right, there is nothing like it, and it is almost impossible to get. I vow in 2006 not to sniff or fall in love with any perfume that is this hard to find. Oh, who am I kidding, part of this is the hunt, the perfume prey. That and pimping it to our friends and family so other people we know and love share our obsession.
Flowerbomb and L’Artisan La Chasse Aux Papillon — These are the best “Completely Girly” scents for this year. They go on strong and bold and can be overwhelming, but when you’re wanting to be All Girl, you can’t go wrong here.
My Best Scent for 2005 — Santa Maria Novella Eva. This was close with Caron Coup de Fouet for best perfume, but there is something charming and lovely and refreshing and innocent about this scent. Not innocent in that affected “clean scent” way, but just in how it feels like fresh meadows and hay and outdoors and young love and a roadster heading south from Firenze. If Coup makes me smile and close my eyes, Eva makes me laugh out loud and believe that I’m really not getting that old.
Celebrities that Annoyed me most: Kirsten Drunkst, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie
Celebrities that Make me Laugh because they are an F’n Train Wreck: Britney Spears, Nicole Ritchie, Lindsey Lohan
Musical Recording I’m most looking forward to: K-Fed’s release of his rap single at midnight New Year’s Eve. It should keep me laughing into the New Year
Best Makeup Line: Giorgio Armani and Trish McEvoy, they are the ones I reach for daily
Best thingie for my hair: Kerastase in the pink bottle. Highlighted-hair ladies, this will keep you super-shiny when you may be a smidge over-colored.
Predictions for 2006:
Many more Caron Urn scents, especially Montaigne, Poivre, Farnesiana, N Aimez que moi, finding out if they will sell me the mondo bottle of Coup, like a vat, so I can just leap in it every morning after my shower.
I will find Seve Exquise in a bottle — no, in a case of bottles, all for meeeeee!
Idole de Lubin will arrive in January, and I will either instantly love it or hate that boozy fruity thing that has me worried every time people talk about rum balls when this perfume is mentioned
I will not stick within my perfume budget next year either
Best part of doing the Best of 2005: Got to visit and blogroll more perfume blogs! Now go visit the rest of the participants in the Best of 2005.
- An Alabaster Brow
- Beauty Addict
- Blogdorf Goodman
- Bois de Jasmin
- Brain Trapped in Girl’s Body
- c’est chic
- Crazy Jay Blue
- The Great She Elephant
- Koneko’s *Mostly* Beauty Diary
- Make a Mental Note
- Monkey Posh
- Mothers Hen’s Place
- my life my words my mind
- no one knows why the wolf laughs
- Now Smell This
- Peppermint Patty
- Perfume-Smellin’ Things
- She’ll be feverish after so much thinking
- Slap of the Day
- Victoria’s Own