Monday, December 31, 2012
My Most Worn Perfumes of 2012
Okay, I'm in.
After reading many 'Best Of 2012' posts, I am truly impressed with the level of sophistication and awareness of other perfume bloggers. Fortunately, I feel no need to compete with those who know much more than I about new, obscure niche offerings.
I try to avoid making an ass of myself whenever possible.
But I do have to offer up something, because the middle child in me is jumping around, yelling, 'I want to play, I want to play, I want to plaaaaaay!'
Thinking back on the year, and viewing my perfume collection, I realize that both what I sniff and what I wear is first and foremost...accessible. Below are the perfumes I wore the most in 2012. A few are repeats from lists of years past. But then, some loves never change.
My Most Worn Perfumes of 2012:
Un Jardin en Mediterranee by Hermes - My go anywhere, anytime with anyone perfume.
Rose Essentielle by Bvlgari - Makes me and everyone in the room feel a little sunnier.
Un Jardin Sur le Nil by Hermes - Peppy and serious at the same time.
Eclat by Fragonard - Floral, powdery and sweet...short lived but fun.
Prada Infusion D'Iris - Woody and floral, great office perfume that won't ruffle any feathers.
Josephine by Rance - The name, the story and the bottle is fabulous. The juice, however, is better layered with Jovan musk.
DKNY Pure - Innocuous office perfume that says, 'No, really, I'm a warm person.'
Cabaret by Gres - Soapy, raspberry rose and incense.
Montale Aoud Damascus - Aoud, rose and...ocean breeze.
Essence Eau de Musc by Narcisso Rodriguez - Freshly dry cleaned and steam ironed.
Baiser Vole by Cartier - Herbal green violet bouquet.
White Aoud by Montale - Deep woods, Band-Aids and vanilla.
Montale Black Aoud would also appear on this list if I hadn't leaked a decant all over my make-up bag two trips ago. Fortunately, the spill sillage (and the trauma) is fading, so you can expect this perfume on next year's list.
Happy New Year!
image from elaineshannon.com