Monday, November 15, 2010

My Favorite Dog & Pony Show Perfumes

Lately, I've had a lot of opportunities at work to present new ideas, ask for funding and generate interest in big, new concepts. 

You know, dog and pony shows.

Typically, I am allotted about 10 minutes to Light Things Up, Be Brilliant and Make Them Think It's Their Idea. 

Honestly, it can be exhausting, but I keep chasing the Next Big Thing like a moth to the flame.

Three perfumes continually fuel this addiction:

Jardin en Mediterranee by Hermes -  Intelligent peppiness in a bottle.  Didn't sleep well?  Doesn't matter.  Hung over?  No problem.  JeM makes me  - and everyone in my company - embrace the unbelievable and be damn happy about it.  Figs, herbs and woods combined to absolute perfection.

Agent Provocateur - Smart and sexy with a touch of spice. With notes of rose, saffron and cardamom, AP is a 'don't mess with me' perfume without the ball-busting, horse stench of, say...Paloma Picasso.  It invites negotiation but never loses ground.

Black Aoud by Montale - Neither peppy nor inviting, but incredibly smart.  Rose, sandalwood and aoud simmer with depth and medicinal grace.  When I want to say 'this is how we're going to do it,' Black Aoud says it first.  To stun my audience into consent, Black Aoud is the ultimate offensive plan.

How about you?  When you're pitching the Big Idea or Closing The Sale, what is your favorite 'dog and pony show' perfume?

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  1. Hi Josephine,

    I love Carnal Flower for it's "in your face" affect. It makes me feel powerful and feminine at the same time. It says, "I am not afraid to be a woman, but I'll kick your ass if need be."

    I've worn Black Tourmaline because it's both sexy and strong (in an entirely different way).

  2. I am not often required to attend dog and pony shows these days, but I would say Cristalle off the bat, or maybe Jasper Conran Woman - a bright injection of citrus to keep me and the audience on their toes!

  3. I've tried the Hermes scent, but not the other two. You've made me think that I must give them a try now.

  4. Hi Geordan - Black Tourmaline is a beauty! It would be a great choice for a dog and pony show. '... but I'll kick your ass if need be.' Love that.

  5. Vaness, Cristalle would be perfect! I'm not familiar with Jasper Conran Woman, but it sounds interesting. My guess is that you have plenty of energy to keep everyone on their toes!

  6. Hi MPL - you may enjoy Agent Provocateur and Black Aoud. Prepare to be taken aback by Black Aoud at first. It's one that grows on you until you fall deeply, madly in love.



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