Why? Because the last three days have been so amazing where I live – a sudden shift from humid August to open-all-the-windows, let´s-pretend-it´s-fall, which I love. (Last night I had to put on a jacket – squeeee!) This is my absolute favorite time of year for perfume, because I can dig out some of my cool-weather seasonal favorites and kiss them hello after a long absence. So that´s what I´ve been doing instead of slutting around in the samples. Mea culpa.
These past few days have also been fun for me because (backing up a bit) I kind of overdid the incense thing last fall, to the point that I put them all away early. Then in the middle of the summer I spent some time exploring the wonder of incense in the heat and humidity. Wearing something like Avignon or Bois d´Encens then is like toting around your own personal air-conditioning system. Or make-believe cathedral, complete with cool stone interior… So. Instead of incense, right this second I am feeling the love for:
- Shiseido Feminite du Bois, which … how not? FdB is fall to me.
- L´Artisan Navigateur, I think the first draft of Navegar? Which you can (or could) still unearth bottles at the boutiques… coffee and spices, not at all foody. Swashbuckling but not macho; Jack Sparrow would totally wear this, with some extra guyliner and a frilly shirt.
- Idole de Lubin – I am so glad I finally “got” this, in all senses of the word. It wasn’t enough, and then one day it was everything I ever wanted.
- Lutens Fleurs d´Oranger – this would be my own personal category kink, but the thing is huge on me, and the first time I ever tried it was in the fall. So now that´s when I crave it.
I´m seeing a trend in the above – spicy, woody, not the big guns yet, and not the sweet milky comfort scents either.
So, what about you? Has there been any shift in the weather? Your fragrance interests? What have you discovered recently that you are enjoying? If all goes as planned, I am trying Wazamba today. Also I wish Mandragore Poupre would show up here already, the suspense is killing me…
FdB ad: mes-parfums.com. I love that bottle and all its lumpy organic variations so much it hurts.