do you have a favourite perfume?
I easily have about half a dozen that I would wear depending on the weather and time of day/night. My heart is pining for another bottle of the decadently sexy Comme des Garcon 2, which is a unisex fragrance featuring the smell of...ink! And the bottle is an organic silver delight with no straight edges but a pleasure to hold in your hand. It warmed me up in winter good and proper.
I dream about having a scent that is all my own, something no one else has. But until then I just layer, and mix. I love the idea of a fragrance library, Demeter was the first one I saw to try and capture everyday scents. There's a whole bunch I want to try....something tells me I'm on to a winner with 'gin & tonic'...it's not much of a stretch for me, is it?
They also have ones called Laundromat, Dirt, Holy Water, Clean Windows, Rain, Snow...
I have to get me to Liberty and try some out!
Also from the Americas is a range by Christopher Brosius called 'I hate perfume' and his scents sound pretty sophisticated, the descriptions are really evocative and I would love to have a sniff...some ones that caught my attention (actually, ALL of them caught my attention, but even so...) ;
-Russian Caravan Tea (my favourite tea ever)
-in the summer kitchen
-Mr. Hulot's holiday (a Mediterranean beachy scent!)
-a room with a view (the hills above Florence)
and of course, the one I am beside myself with excitement to smell.... 'in the library' which he describes as "a warm blend of English Novel*, Russian & Moroccan Leather Bindings, Worn Cloth and a hint of Wood Polish"..hello, I'm totally there!
I kind of wish someone would bottle a summer afternoon in Hellas for me, you need the following ingredients;
sunshine, lemon, parsley, charcoal smoke (from the bbq), maybe a bit of aniseed (ouzo!) and earth, dry sunsoaked earth.
sigh.... seven weeks until I am back on sunsoaked Hellenic earth, hurry up.