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? 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.
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
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
Goddesses of Bombast:
Vintage Jungle Gardenia
Spirits of Galbanum:
Fidji by Guy Laroche
Vero Profumo Mito EdP
Estee Lauder Youth Dew Amber Nude
Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
Basil by Basil
The Goddess of the Conventional:
Chanel no. 5
WHAT CAN YOU WIN?
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
HOW DO YOU WIN?
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.