Winter holiday season is fast approaching and very soon it will be the high time to collect all Christmas presents for family and relatives. I won’t be buying perfume for Christmas because my student budget doesn’t allow me to buy fragrances I would like to give to my dearest ones. But I will tell you about fragrances I would put under a Christmas tree or would like to find them there.
For my Mum – Comme des Garcons Kyoto from Series 3: Incense. Kyoto strucks me as one of the most harmonious, luminous and wonderful incenses I tried. Not being an incense lover yet the moment I tried it I just knew I could wear it without any pain. It’s elegant, sophisticated and somehow reserved. It’s like the memory from Far East, forbidden and unknown. Kyoto has a buddhist soul. To me it’s extremely wearable and easy to enjoy. Mum really liked it when I sprayed a little bit from my sample on her wrist. This fragrance really suits her. We could use this one together.
For my Dad – Andy Tauer Perfumes 03 Lonestar Memories. My Dad is an ex-soldier and it’s hard to pick a perfume for him. First of all he barely wears perfume and when he does he always applies to much. I believe his bold character wouldn’t allow him to wear other perfume than strictly masculine. I think Lonestar Memories would do a trick. He should appreciate the mix of leather and myrrh, along with carrot seeds and crisp geranium. Woody vetiver should also be suitable for him. Once again I wouldn’t resist to borrow a spritz or two every now and then. I fancy something powerful sometimes.
For Granny – Sonoma Scent Studio To Dream. Granny always loved smelling perfume but I don’t think she has used more than 3 bottles of drugstore fragrances through her life. To Dream created by Laurie Erickson is kind of a decadent perfume. Blend of violet and rose creates lovely aura and heliotrope adds powdery finish. To me it’s kind of old fashioned scent with a past. Musk combined with woody notes of cedar and vetiver make To Dream one lovely, dreamy perfume. She would like it.
For me – to continue my falling in love with Parfum d’Empire I would like to find one sleek bottle of Cuir Ottoman under a Christmas tree. I think I deserve one solid and reliable perfume for winter and Cuir Ottoman is exactly what I need. Balmy and opulent, almost plastic leather that slowly loses its sillage to reveal warm and embracing veil of iris, benzoin and incense along with few more notes. I blame Forfreddie for this lemming (thanks pal for sending this sample!) This leather is unusual!
How about you? Do you dream about finding any particular perfume under a Christmas tree?