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
Caron Farnesiana
Chanel Cuir de Russie
Givenchy Organza Indecence
Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
People of the Labyrinths Luctor et Emergo
Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
Shalimar
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).

5 comments:

Aimée L'Ondée said...

yay! lists! i love lists! now that I've done a list of stuff I wanna buy but shouldn't, I should do a fall favorites list too. thanks!

Bathsheba (a phase) said...

I'm crazy for lists. (If you really like lists I could do an early-Autumn, mid-Autumn, late-Autumn, then pre-Thanksgiving top 10...!)

I'll check over to see your list soon :-)

ScentScelf said...

Ah! a list of a different color...I tried gathering a few equinox-appropriate scents today, but have not tackled fall except in response to others' lists.

In that spirit, I'll react to yours...

DITTO: Organza Indecence, Underworld

I'd move Bois Des Iles, Parfume Sacre to the top ten

Add: Parfumerie Generale L'Ombre Fauve
Donna Karan, Black Cashmere
Caron, Narcisse Noir
Guerlain, Angelique Noir (Shalimar to come in winter)
PG, Bois Blond (because I just love it so)

And then leave a spot open for pondering. Perhaps a cluster of somethings to layer with CB Burning Leaves?

Bathsheba (a phase) said...

Scentself you're a riot! DK Black Cashmere was on and off the list all day. I finally took it off because I've worn it for so many years. I have never tried Bois Blond (imagine that?! ~ don't worry, it's on my other list!)

Susan said...

abigail, i would add the Jo Malone Dark Amber and the Chanel one into the top 10 then i'd agree with you. It can then be my boyfriends fall 'project' - lol as many perfumes for me as he can!