In this new column, you will find a summary of the perfumes of the week, and some thoughts on what to wear for what mood and occasion. It's an opportunity to simplify the complex array of nuances you encounter when treating perfumes as objects to be smelled rather than as wearable accessories...
Few fragrances nowadays pretend to be only for the nose, and most are also for the skin and personality.
So, amongst the recent fragrances brought to your attention the past week on the blog, which ones read "you" and "of the right moment"?
Clinique Aromatics in White
Clinique Aromatics in White is more for the introvert or for quieter moments. It's powdery and cocoony and snowy. I imagine someone who has soft manners, leans romantic and values intimacy wearing this scent. If you appreciate understatement whether in general or for a certain social occasion, then this is a good updated choice mixing the more traditional powdery perfume with the new rose-oud accord, which is having its pastel moment here.
L'Occitane Arlésienne is best for someone in love with both soapy scents and violet. If you love to smell clean, usually think there ought to be more perfumes smelling like your amazing shower gel and Dove bar, then try it out and see what it does for you. It's romantic in a slightly girlish way, so would be good for younger persons too who do not wish to smell to grown-up and perfumey. I see someone who wants to project gentle, non-threatening femininity wearing this. If you want to step out of the blatant seductive codes of perfumery, it's a viable option.
Hermès Rose Amazone
Hermès Rose Amazone is for the person who likes a classic, established, complex French style but with a neon, juvenile style twist applied to it. If you can wear your mother's fur coat yet also wear neon pink nail lacquer, we're betting this will be a hit with you. It also has an arty side to it, it being the thoughtful study of a perfumer. If furthermore you like art history, then this jus will find a further echo in you.
Estée Lauder Modern Muse Chic
Estée Lauder Modern Muse Chic is for a person who is both feminine and energetic. It's more of a fragrance for the extrovert as it does not whisper but rather projects a noticeable sillage. It's a perfume with a point of view - overdose of jasmine sambac - and I can't imagine someone wishy-washy wearing this. If you have an active or business woman personality albeit prefer a tailored style - even do not like dressing down - this one should seat well with you.