Goddess? My Perfume Pantheon


Post by Azar


Hello Perfume Pals!

The quote of the day:
“There are only two kinds of women – goddesses and doormats.” – Pablo Picasso

When I first came across this remark I felt as if I’d been slapped in the face. Good grief! I don’t consider myself a goddess or a doormat, so why does Picasso’s dated and sensationally ridiculous comment (not unlike a lot of his artwork) continue to bother me? Is the only alternative to divinity abuse? That old, dead artist has me wondering if I need to shed my matronly aspect and do a better job of projecting the goddess within – lest someone I don’t even know steps all over me! Fortunately, the legion of nymphs, sprites and other spirits languishing in my perfume storage has been waiting to transform this dowdy duckling into an ethereal, confident swan. Here are a few of my divinities!

Goddess_Kali_By_Piyal_Kundu WikipediaWikipedia

Goddess? My Perfume Pantheon

Goddesses of Love and Seduction:
Tabu by Dana – the old stuff
Guerlain Shalimar (sometimes)
Lucien Lelong vintage Sirocco
Viktoria Minya Hedonist
Guerlain Samsara – the older the better
Dior Hypnotic Poison – any version will work
Rosarium Blends Dom
Mardi Gras by Olympic Orchids
Amouage Interlude Man
DSH Mata Hari

More love goddesses are just lying around, but I only have room to list a few. For me, seduction tends toward dense, heavy and voluptuous fragrances, often with killer sillage and days of longevity.

Luis_López_Y_Piquer Goddess Juno in the House of Dreams WikiCommonsWikiCommons

Moving right along –

Water Sprites – a sampling:
Germaine Monteil L’Eau De Monteil
Sun by Jill Sander

Djinns of Smiles and Confidence:
Anat Fritz Tzora (the kibbutz in a sock!)
Micallef Jewel for Her
Curve Kicks
Coty Les Muses (1986)

Wood Nymphs include:
Olympic Orchids Woodcut
The Red by The Sum
Wild Spruce and Tobacco by Pirouette
Various Oud oils

Floral, Greenhouse and Garden Fairies – a selection:
Lanvin Spanish Geranium
Matt, Heliotrope and Patchouli by Dame Perfumery
Olympic Orchids Golden Cattleya and Ballets Rouge
Annick Goutal Songes
Lolita and Joan by the old Sweet Anthem
Micallef Gardenia
Dior’s Diorissimo

Goddesses of Bombast:
Vintage Jungle Gardenia
Versace Blonde
Boucheron Trouble

Spirits of Galbanum:
Fidji by Guy Laroche
Vero Profumo Mito EdP

Fireside Devas:
Estee Lauder Youth Dew Amber Nude
Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
Basil by Basil

The Goddess of the Conventional:
Chanel no. 5



Giveaway lavanyasrecipes



This week we will have 2 winners who will receive:
6 x 2ml decants of Azar’s Goddess Scents (NO you don’t get to choose)
P&H Anywhere in the world


Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Tell us about a divine perfume that you simply adore or a fragrance that makes you feel like a goddess!
(Yes, you can enter if you are a man but you must answer the question)


Entries Close Wednesday 3rd August 2016 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by random.org
The winners will have till Saturday 6th August 2016 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.


65 thoughts on “Goddess? My Perfume Pantheon

  1. My latest ‘goddess’ fragrance is Romanza by Masque Milano. Suitable for forest and garden dwelling nymphs that delight in the sensuous.

    I follow via email


    • Hi Nik R,
      I have to admit that sometimes I can feel (or at least smell) the nymphs that hang out in my garden! Thank you for your goddess fragrance and for joining the draw!
      Azar xx


  2. Hi Azar
    I think the goddess resides in us all, whatever that other thing is, is purely your own choice. Let’s not choose the doormat!
    The perfume that has given me strength recently is Anubis by Papillon, he’s a god but it suits me perfectly this winter.
    I follow by email.


  3. Love your list, Azar! I guess Feerie is suitably fairy-like, as are lots of pretty florals. For the goddess frags I break out the Chanel No 5, Creed Virgin Island Water and Serge Lutens. Follow by email. 🙂


  4. Great list!
    I would choose Sahara Noir by Tom Ford for a formidable desert goddess, Sekhmet.
    For a gentle goddess of youth and happiness, Hebe, Rosine’s Une Zest de Rose.
    I follow by email.


  5. What an exquisite giveaway! I follow by email.

    My divine choice would have to be Amouage Jubilation 25 EdP from 2008 (yet to get my hands on the EXTRAIT) – the most magnificent oriental chypre, fit for a queen (or goddess!) and never fails to save the day ❤


  6. Hello Azar,
    great list indeed, nice to see you also like Youth Dew Amber Nude as much as me 🙂
    Based on the reactions of people around me when I wear it and when I want to receive some kisses in the neck, I’ll say that my godesse perfume is L’Eau Scandaleuse from Anatole Lebreton.


      • Hello Frédéric,
        Your suggestions for fragrance usually resonate so well with me. A comment of yours awhile back was the reason I am now using Youth Dew Amber Nude. I will try to track down L’Eau Scandaleuse! Thank you for joining the draw!
        Azar xx


    • Thank you Portia. It was fun to write. I know I left out quite a few important goddesses but these were the first to come to mind!
      Azar xx


  7. I follow by email. When I want to feel like a goddess, it would be vintage Opium. I also felt that way the first time I tried Tom Ford’s original Black Orchid. Thank you for an exciting giveaway.


  8. I feel like a goddess every time I spritz perfume.. just a different goddess comes out each time 😉
    Among them are Chergui SL for when I don the khol liner and arabian nights theme, Chanel no.5 (I only wear it to bed..the powdery scent is soothing for me), Fracas makes me feel live a diva goddess, Heeley Cocobello for a sun drenched beach goddess, Lubin Idole..
    What a great topic. I’m sure fragrance has that powerful spell on oneself and those around you when it makes you feel like a goddess!
    P.S follow by email x


  9. I’ve always love Pomona, goddess of fruit trees and orchards. I’d say Fig Apricot by Fresh is an accurate representation of that. Elegant but playful apricots, peaches, and figs. Actually, anything with figs tends to make me feel like a goddess 🙂 Following via email!


    • Hi Tarena,
      Fig Apricot sounds absolutely luscious! BTW – A friend of mine makes the most delicious pie from the figs in her garden, a confection fit for any goddess! 🙂
      Azar xx


  10. Hi Azar, I like the categories you have created. It’s truly amazing and I wish I knew all the scents so I could relate even better.
    My goddess scent is Amouage Epic. The incense makes me feel directly connected with my higher self and the sillage is divine.
    I follow APJ via email.


    • Hi Neve,
      Most Amouage is divine for me too. I could make a whole list of divinities devoted only to this house! Wonderful stuff.
      Azar xx


  11. Azar!
    What a great piece this is, love it and I WILL enter by god! Email follower. I love the quote, and I love the updated version of the quote that Divine used in the underground cult film “Pink Flamingos”… “There are two kinds of people in this world…OUR kind of people and A**holes.” LOL, words to live by.

    For a sense of floating-off-the-ground divinity, I reach for my vintage Guerlain L’Heure Bleue Extrait. Makes me feel ten feet tall. Xoxo


    • Thank you Robert!

      And, by god, L’Heure Bleue is divine and thank you for entering!

      Re Pink Flamingos: Divine was, well – divine! Nothing like that movie has ever been made again. The thought of a Pink Flamingo fragrance, though, is a bit scary…

      Azar xxx


      • Hey! Don’t know if you’re around, but we’re at Virginia Mason for a test, meeting some perfumistas at House Of Vartan near Northgate at 3:30-4:00ish. To pick up the new Nettuno edp!


      • Hi Robert,
        We just got back from our shopping rounds in Bellevue (Belle_vah) and are worn out! When you are in Seattle again give me a heads up. Are you taking photos at House of Vartan?
        Azar xx


        • We had a great time, and will catch up with you next time. I took photos of Brendan and the store for the piece I wrote about him for the FB forums. But did manage a selfie of all of us today! It’s posted on my timeline. If you PM me your email addy, I’ll send a copy of the article! Xoxo


  12. Hi Azar, thank you for sharing your divine fragrances with us. It is always a delight to receive an email telling me that there is a new post up at APJ.

    Two fragrances you mentioned are among my favorites. I have often thought of Songes as a scent that basks in a heavenly light. And on a recent vacation I stopped in an Estee Lauder outlet-type store and sniffed YD Amber Nude. It had such power I saw stars, in the best possible way.

    Two divine fragrances I will never forget:

    Guerlain Mon Precieux Nectar, food of the gods and goddesses, so delicious I want to take a bite. My decant is long gone but I will never forget it.

    And Parfums Delrae Amoureuse, a truly magical scent, it takes me to another place, a mystical experience. Relaxing and enveloping, I often drowse and drift away when I wear a dab from my sample vial.


    • Thank you, Tiffanie!

      I can’t believe you found YD Amber Nude in a store! Where? I need to go there on vacation!

      I have never experienced Mon Precieux Nectar. Is it too late to find some or is it now out of reach for most mere mortals? 🙂

      Azar xx


  13. Hi Azar!

    Well, right now my Goddess perfume is Ne M’Oubliez Pas, so I’m excited for you to try it too!!! I can’t believe how many of your fragrances I haven’t tried – I think maybe only Mardi Gras and Songes. I’m curious to try more! I follow via FB and bloglovin.


    • Hi Sun Mi!
      I am so looking forward to my new goddess :). Thank you so much!!! And thank you for stopping by and entering the draw too!
      Azar xxx


  14. There are many that make me feel like a God including vintage eau sauvage, vintage givenchy gentleman, original cuiron, and these days it is vintage Opium (even in this summertime :)). I follow APJ through email and FB.


  15. My favourite perfume is Chanel No 5 which I know might be a bit boring & conventional, but I absoutely love it. Never mind feeling like a goddess, I don’t feel ready to face the day without it!

    I follow by bloglovin (alexprichard) & also by RSS but I’m not sure how you’d check that!


    • Hi alex,
      There is a time and a place for the conventional! Sometimes nothing else will do! I think I can understand how it helps you face the day ahead. No 5 has a certain strength and assertiveness that I can’t find anywhere else.
      azar xx


  16. i follow by email.not sure i ever feel like goddess but feminite du bois makes me feel beautiful, carnal flower is getting there and l’heure bleue gets me close.


  17. Hi, I follow APJ by email and Facebook but mostly by email.
    Aromatics Elixir is the perfume for me that makes me feel like an earth goddess.


  18. Among the many Goddess scents I have like Papillon Salome, Amouage xxv, SL Fourreau Noir, Chergui, Teo Cabanel Alahine—the one Goddess (discontinued) that is my lucky charm and makes me invincible (not invisible doormat), is Vallee des Rois by Miranda Takla.


  19. Love this out and all the goddess iterations! I follow APJ via email, and vintage Patou 1000 makes me feel powerful and brings out the goddess in me.


  20. I will, with difficulty, post one! scent – Songes from Goutal :-), and agree w/ Patou 1000 🙂 🙂 We follow a la e-mail, blog, and Facebook. Celebrating my baby Dell desktop`s being restored after 2 weeks on the disabled list!


    • Hi lena,
      I think this just might be a new method for organizing my fragrances. So far every other attempt at sorting and ordering has failed 🙂 Thank you for dropping by and joining the draw!
      Azar xx


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