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Thread: What is your comfort scent?
One of the reasons I like perfumes so much is that they can have quite a significant effect on how you feel. Perhaps there are two broad categories here. First, some perfumes just fit how you already feel--they complement your mood. But, second, other perfumes can lift you out of a mood you are in to put you in another mood. They can energize you or comfort you. Perhaps in this respect, perfumes are very much like music. Some music complements how you feel--other music has the power to put you in another state of mind.
Comfort scents seem to fall in the second category, I'd think. They are there for you when you are depressed, cold, lonely, confused.
What are your comfort scents?
Just to start the discussion, mine are:
Avignon--Comme des Garcons
Incense Rose--Andy Tauer
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Czech and Speake No. 88
Encre Noire. My ultimate comfort scent.
PVC and Leather. A Chain and a feather
d'Orsay Arome 3
Tremlett Black Tie
Creed Baie de Genievre
Acqua di Parma Colonia
Bois 1920 Sandalo e Thé
Dominguez Vetiver hombre
All of these, regardless how different in style they are, just feel (not smell !) like a cumfy pair of old (very fine handmade Cordovan ) shoes on me. I feel utterly at one with them and with myself wearing them, as far as the world around me will permit.
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My ultimate comfort scent is Spirituese Double Vanille. If I know I'm going to have a bad day, I love to envelope myself in that gorgeous vanilla aroma.
Serge Noire by Serge Lutens
Jubilation XXV by Amouage
Shalimar (Eau de Cologne) by Guerlain
"When you become comfortable with uncertainty. infinite possibilities open up in your life"
-- Eckhart Tolle
When things get a little crazy, Sables by Annick Goutal seems to get it done for me.
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Relaxing/Comforting: Jour de Fête
Invigorating: Moroccan Mint Tea
Emboldening: L'Air du Désert
Perhaps only the first would qualify as a comfort scent, but sometimes I can't afford to indulge in being in an off mood. So depending on my tasks for the day, any of those may be very fit for those melancholy moods.
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Hypnotic Poison by Christian Dior
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A toss-up between Sonoma Scent Studio's Winter Woods and SL's Encens et Lavande
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When I want to wallow in my self pity: L'Artisan's Voleur de Roses
When I want to be cheered up: Creed's Millesime Imperial
My "Cozy" scent: Musk Ravageur or Original Santal
My comfort scent:
CDG 2, I find it very comforting.
Rainy day comfort scent: Voleur de Roses
Saturday morning comfort scent: Fou d'Absinthe
Bedtime comfort scent: Bois d'Iris, Iris Pallida
Musky comfort scent: Himalaya
Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan
I'll second Flying Lotus - I find CDG2 very familiar and comforting. It's odd because I just started using it a few months ago.
Rive Gauche has a similar effect on me - in a different way, of course.
Definitely Burberry London. Mmm.
Any high quality niche oriental is comforting to me. L'air du Desert Marocain and Musc Ravageur are comforting. Also, Tam Dao is very comforting to me with its simple wood note.
Blue Amber for me.
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)
Vol de Nuit I think.
Sometimes, I prefer no perfume at all. It's a bit like being alone.
L'amour fait songer, vivre et croire. Il a, pour réchauffer le coeur, un rayon de plus que la gloire; et ce rayon, c'est le bonheur. (Victor HUGO)
Tam Dao: I have an emotional connection with that one.
Ormonde Man currently tops my list as the ultimate comfort scent.
I also noticed that many vetiver-based fragrances give me a sense of well-being. I am particularly fond of Vettiveru from CdG, which I find to be very uplifting.
Avignon--Comme des Garcons when I want a me day.
Guerlain Spirituese Double Vanille
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Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
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Rive Gauche Pour Homme is reassuring, solid
Antico Caruso is warm
Cuir Mauresque feels quiet and introspective