Hello my lovelies,
With thousands of new perfumes being produced each year, it’s quite difficult to get to know them all at once, especially – well enough to buy one… Sometimes a brand name or a bottle shape tricks us into purchasing, other times we get spellbound by few first spritzes and attractive top notes of the perfume.. And everything is rushed, on the run, be it a duty-free shop at the airport or a clearance sale at a local pharmacy.. And then, when we get back home and finally get to spray the lovely juice on a wrist or neck, top notes quickly change, heart notes take over and develop into something new, overtime leaving the skin layered with base notes. And, hopefully, a pleasant feeling.. But sometimes we get disappointed with the outcome…
So, perfume takes time… And depending on how it is going to blend with your skin’s chemistry, it is rather a slow process, also very difficult to predict. Actually, it is more of a game if you don’t concentrate too much on the ingredients and just let your nose and sensations guide you…
I have discovered that the best time to try out a new fragrance on your skin (having already liked it on a blotter) is just after a hot bath / shower. The scent tends to develop more fluently, smoothly. Also, you get to notice more clearly how it changes, like a mist waving through a field.
It also takes a long time for a great perfumer to create a beautiful scent, and it is close to impossible to please everyone. So, whatever the vision this creator had when making the perfume, as consumers we get to play this game – them trying to capture a feeling, a memory, a dream – and us trying to match it with our own..
But don’t get discouraged by this. Do experiment! Be bold, try something different! Just trust your gut when you see a new brand name at an outlet store, or when a price of a certain perfume is 3 times cheaper in one pharmacy than the other. Treat yourself! That way you might find something unexpectedly beautiful, something that will surprise you…. Of course, there are a lot of fragrance databases online which list all of the notes – do your research beforehand if you’re feeling cautious, there is nothing wrong with that. At the end, it is all just a game!
So, today I would like to share with you my most favourite skin scents. They are the most intimate fragrances, very personal, and I would usually wear them in the evening at home, just before going to sleep…. They do not scream. And I find them very gentle, feminine…
Rochas – Eau Sensuelle – fruity floral, 2009
Elie Saab – Le Parfum EDT – floral honey, 2012
Boucheron – Place Vendome EDT – citrusy floral woody, 2013
Dior – Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet – floral, 2014
Yves Rocher – Comme Une Evidence L’eau de Parfum – floral, 2012
Rituals – Fleurs de L’Himalaya – floral, 2015
I would also love to hear what your close to skin perfumes are. Please share your stash in the comments bellow 🙂 ❤
Talk to you all soon,