What was your most important fragrance of this year??? Whether by the scent, compliments, or any other reason in particular. The fragrance that marked your year. Worn in a very important situation or a date.
Mine is 1 million!
Not the most used, neither the most complimented, nor the most expensive, the most exclusive etc. either, also not a 2012c release, yet nevertheless an underrated gem, with a surprisingly pleasant and stylish development once applied: L'Erbolario Neroli.
Mine would be (only full bottle listed):
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Aventus by Creed (worn in work-related social functions) L'Instant de Guerlain by Guerlain (worn to work) Michael for Men by Michael Kors (for dates with wife; I like it so much I had to hunt for the vintage)
Hon. Mention: Silver Mountain Water by Creed - The scent is really nice and unique, and my wife really likes this.
I purchased them in the first quarter of 2012, and worn them with regularity throughout the year.
This was the first full year after my interest in fragrances exploded, so I've had quite a few in my collection to choose from. But the one I probably wore most, and felt the most me this year, is Dior Homme.
I only started having an interest in frags from the beginning of this year, so all of my discoveries have been in 2012, and I'm going to give it to Gucci pour homme II; my favourite frag I've tried so far.
It's a really difficult call, as I discovered so many great fragrances this year. If I had to pick one that stands out the most, however, I'd have to go with LIDGE. Not for compliments, most worn, or any other "external" reason, but simply because I finally "discovered" it and found it to be one of my absolute, all-time favorites. I have a feeling it will be getting plenty of wear early in 2013!
Most significant overall find/sniff this year was Portrait of a Lady by EdP Frédéric Malle in February that absolutely wowed me from the very first sniff in Las Vegas and quickly became my favorite scent seemingly out of nowhere.
Most significant 2012 new release was the late year release Tzora by Anat Fritz, sniffed earlier this month from a sample sent completely on an impulse request from LuckyScent with no knowledge or expectations whatsoever that knocked the great Terre d'Hermès out of my Top 10 list, something I would have sworn would never be possible.
Ambra Di Luna Ramon Monegal for me, GIT and Aventus for hubs..lol..wish there was less pineapple in AV though! Smoky pineapple, not appealing much, lol..literally thought of a smoker, someone get some ham to go with that, lol. One my hubs got complimented on, Chene by SL. Not a huge fan myself but don't entirely dislike it either!