Inspired by Redneck Perfumisto's plug of Chandler Burr's GQ article, I'm gonna see if I can't pare my wardrobe down to five fragrances that let you do anything in life, and smell great doing it.
1.) Aramis Havana. Serial readers saw that one coming after reading the title. It's a spicy, heavy, masculine fragrance that could be worn every day, or just for those special occasions. If you see fragrance as anything more than just something to keep you from stinking, you owe it to yourself
One of the people I'm most thankful for in the fragrance world is Chandler Burr. If you haven't read his fascinating book The Perfect Scent, then you've missed a great read. This book is so compelling, it made me a fan of Hermès and their line of fragrances long before I smelled even a single one. Burr's writing - so wonderful but seemingly so effortless - is simply transformative.
Well, if you want to take in a small sample of Burr's most practical thoughts
Updated 14th March 2009 at 11:24 PM by Redneck Perfumisto
If A la Nuit could be called a reference jasmine representing the smell of real flowers, then Sarrasins can get a title of reference jasmine in fragrances. Although the most jasmines are just represented by their fruity and narcotic notes, Sarrasins is a clever combination of fruits and dark indolic depth. In many reviews it was called dirty, heavy, indolic or animalic. That’s true if you compare Sarrasins to those innocent indolless creations, but if you know what jasmine absolute or a real flower
Updated 13th March 2009 at 05:34 PM by AromaX
First I reach for and love Dior Dior Addict EDP - a scent I have not worn in nearly 7 years and which I found horridly cloying, smothering, and synthetic due to an excess of that evil note Tonka bean. But a night or so ago it was divine. An addictive miasma of orange blossom, bourbon vanilla, sandalwood and musk. (I think the sandalwood oil I layered with it help keep it in check.)
Then last night I actually reached for and wore that cruel demon rouge, DIOR HYPNOTIC POISON!!! and...and...and
I have adored fragrance since i was a teenager, when fortunately I was able to indulge my passion. I began with a lifelong love of bath products from Roger and Gallet. I still find the moderate price of bath products easier to deal with than perfumes.
I have both designer originals and some of the higher end knock offs ( Instyle ).
I have read a good deal of your reviews and have appreciated them all. In my fervor to recapture the essence of the classics, I am a frequent
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