Monday, September 22, 2008
Top 10 Perfumes for Autumn
I’m perpetually writing lists. I have ‘To Do’ lists for the office, ‘To Do’ lists for home, lists for gift-giving, for books to read, for gardening reminders & supplies, for movies to see, for TV to watch, for baby names, for vacation spots, and, of course, for perfume.
Since today is the first day of autumn, I began the list (in my head) of my top favorite perfumes for the season this morning. This has taken all day. I think the problem is that it’s nearly impossible to keep the list to 10. I’ve had to go back to the drawing board and shave off a few and add/replace a few all day long. The only way I was able to do it, in the end, was to allow myself to list a few “runner-ups” at the bottom (I know this is cheating…sorry).
Here are my favorites, in alphabetical order:
Bond No 9 Lexington Avenue
Chanel Cuir de Russie
Givenchy Organza Indecence
Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
People of the Labyrinths Luctor et Emergo
Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
Teo Cabanel Alahine
Underworld by Liz Zorn (Soivohle’)
And, as I mentioned, here’s where I cheat and list an additional ten runner-ups (alpha order):
Caron Parfum Sacré, CB I Hate Perfume Burning Leaves, Chanel Beige (loving this), Chanel Bois des Iles, Diptyque Opone, Jo Malone Dark Amber , Michael Storer Monk, Samsara, Sonoma Scent Studio Champagne de Bois, YSL Nu (edp)
Enjoy the fall and your favorite autumn perfumes!
UPDATE: Somehow I need to add Serge Lutens Santal Blanc and Sonoma Scent Studio's Fireside Intense to my Top 10 list. I guess I'll remove FM Musc Ravageur and Shalimar to insert these two (10/3/08).