Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My favorite scents, so far

I feel like I'm stuck on a selection of fragrances and that I can't find anything that compares to these. I thought I'd list them. As we say in Maine, "It's something to do."

Undying Passion:

L'artisan Passage D'enfer
L'artisan Dzongkha
Serge Lutens Chergui


L'artisan Safran Troublant
Serge Lutens Douce Amere
Serge Lutens Chypre Rouge
Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille
Guerlain Jicky
Bulgari Black

Fickle Love:

Hermes Un Jardin sur le Nil
Guerlain Shalimar Light
Yves Rocher Rose Absolue
Chanel Les Exclusifs Eau de Cologne
CB I Hate Perfume Memories of Kindness
Diptyque Philosykos
Annick Goutal Neroli

Lost loves:
Chanel No. 19
Chanel Cristalle
An old bottle of White Shoulders
Hermes Caleche

There's many CB I Hate Perfume fragrances that I truly admire and find fascinating, but don't want to wear. I just like sniffing them.

Truthfully, there isn't anything by Lutens or L'artisan that I don't like to some extent. I wonder what it is about these two that appeals to me so uniformly. Any ideas?

Painting note: Francois Boucher La Toilette 1742
What to do for an image? Find something French. Well, that's done. I've never been one for the Roccoco period, but I find this absolutely charming. It reminds me of the paintings of cats dressed as people postcards that I collected when I was a child.


Anonymous said...

You like Lutens and L'Artisan because they're involving scents (there's a lot going on). Maybe the fact that they're comprised of a good portion of high quality natural ingredients has something to do with it too?

Julie H. Rose said...

Of course! But I feel so limited? I try (really) to love others, but my taste is so. . .monogamous? Well, not quite, but I find the concept amusing.

If I did have to pick only one perfume, I would choose Chergui.

Even when Lutens does a single note, such as Vanille, it is complex. I love that stuff - it smells like sophisticated cotton candy! A happy smell.

Anonymous said...

I still haven't smelled that one(BdV):)

Anonymous said...

Boo, we crowded that Shoutbox too much, it cut me out because we exceeded the 60 messages per hour. Just when we were about to have some fun:(

Julie H. Rose said...

Yes, I had no idea that would happen. Drats (a word that is never uttered out loud)!

Julie H. Rose said...

And if I had more than 1ml of the Vanille I'd send you some.

Anonymous said...

No worries, I'll get to that BdV sooner or later. I do have something go look forward to, you know.