Top 10 of Winter...and a Prize Draw
The usual suspects are at it again with yet another seasonal list, this time a Winter one. But there can't be too many lists, can there be? With this comforting (and you can bet the word will be used in the post at least seven times; in winter, it's all about comfort) thought in mind, allow me to introduce to you my Top 10 of Winter:
1. Jubilation 25 by Amouage. Chic and comforting (1)...a sable coat worn over a slinky silk dress, on a starry, frosty nuit de noel...
2. Iris Poudre by Frederic Malle. Aldehydes positively blossom in cold air. Never are they more dazzlingly beautiful then when temperatures are below zero (below 30, for those more comfortable with Fahrenheit).
3. Chanel No 22. See above. This is my ultimate elegant winter scent. Because, awful weather or not, one has to be perfectly put together and smell like a lady.
4. Tango by Aftelier. Because it comforts (2) me , reminding that, in the midst of winter, there is in me "an invincible summer."
5. Poivre Piquant by L'Artisan. Ours is a story of how, when thrown together in immediate proximity by circumstances beyond their powers, two enemies (Poivre Piquant and moi) learned to tolerate each other and eventually fell passionately in love. Which goes to prove that love does not always happen at first sniff. Not even at one hundred first. And that milk and pepper do smell striking and comforting (3) together.
6. Coromandel by Chanel. Coromandel and I had a rocky relationship, the one that might be characterized as love-hate, with a little more emphasis on hate. But this winter something "clicked", and I fell head over heels in love with this oriental wonder. To me it always smells just a tad masculine, as if I am wearing a trace of my loved one's perfume. And I find that sexy and - you guessed it- comforting (4).
7. Black Tourmaline by Olivier Durbano. Newly-built wooden church in the midst of Siberian forest. Silence, serenity, safety, eternity, absolute comfort (5).
8. 1740 Marquis de Sade by Histoires de Parfums. Dark and delicious, sensual and comforting (6). With its warm, robust prune-like note, it is a joy to wear in cold weather.
9. Velvet Gardenia by Tom Ford. Ths gardenia smells thick, animalic, sinful. It is a warm perfume, I am not even sure I could wear it in summer. Right now it is like an additional layer protecting my skin form the cold.
10. White Aoud by Montale. I saved the best for last. White Aoud is a comfort (7) perfume extraordinaire. I am not sure I'd survive this winter without it. Fluffy, creamy and warm, it is an utter delight.
What are your Top 10 of Winter? Please share. If you would like to be entered into a sample prize draw, let me know in your comment. One winner will receive 3 samples of his or her choice from the list in this post.
Please remember to check out other Top 10s of Winter:
Bois de Jasmin :: Now Smell This :: Perfume Posse :: Scentzilla