Sunday, July 27, 2008

Top 16 Perfumes: Summer 2008

Here’s the list of the top 16 perfumes that are my mainstays this summer. Most are the usual suspects; citrusy, breezy, refreshing and light. I feel as if I wear these fragrances as a remedy or a weapon against the heat and humidity more than just because I enjoy them! I do love these fragrances, but it’s that point in the summer when I begin to look forward to cooler weather, when I’ll have more perfume choices.

(Alphabetical order, not preference)

  1. Annick Goutal Neroli – gorgeous delicate neroli
  2. Caron Bellodgia – perfect spicy carnation
  3. Diptyque Oyedo – bracingly refreshing grapefruit & mint (yuzu = Japanese grapefruit)
  4. Diptyque Philosykos – verdant woody fig
  5. Gucci Envy – green, fresh, modern
  6. Hermes Eau des Merveilles – oceanic, sandy, salty, tinged with orange
  7. Hermes Un Jardin En Medinterrenee – soft citrus, herbs and florals in a fig base
  8. Hermes Un Jardin Sur La Nil – green & refreshingly dry fruit, green mango
  9. Jo Malone French Lime Blossom – Tilleul soliflore (linden/lime Blossom)
  10. Jo Malone Nutmeg & Ginger – softly spicy
  11. Keiko Mecheri Ume – unusually spicy dry Asian plum
  12. Miller Harris Bourbon Geranium – scented geranium leaves, rose and citrus
  13. Montale Sandflowers – sand, salt water, juniper, oddly mesmerizing & addictive
  14. Prada Infusion d’Iris – light happy iris with citrus and ambery woods
  15. Sage Machado Onyx – sweet beachy scent, black coconut, tobacco flower, vanilla
  16. The Different Company Sel de Vetiver – dry woodsy & green vetiver with a smidgen of salty skin

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