Hello Fellow Fumies,
At APJ we have a Saturday Question. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it’s a fun event each week. Taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.
The idea is you’ll see it on the weekend or chime in through the week. Hopefully you will come back regularly and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them. The aim is to generate real conversation and connection even though we are scattered around the globe.
Saturday Question: What Perfume Type Do You Most Wear?
There are SO MANY variants nowadays it’s hard to pick what and where things fit. What I’m wondering today is which fragrance style gets the most spritzes around your place. Fougere, Chypre, Fruit-chouli, Big White Floral, Oriental, Woody, Aromatic, Citrus, Floral or Leather? Maybe a combination of these like a Leather/Oriental, Floral/Chypre or Woody/Aromatic.
Chypre. There is more than one style of chypre nowadays. Chypre, Fruity Chypre and Floral Chypre are the three main overarching categories on Fragrantica but even within these there has been change with patchouli, oudh and other base notes being brought in to replace the oakmoss so thoroughly reduced in allowances. Most of them I find attractive to a greater or lesser degree and if done well I’m probably going to want it on my skin.
Favourites include Miss Dior (vintage), Liberté, Niki de Saint Phalle, Aromatics elixir, Bandit, Silences, Bottega Veneta, 34 boulevard Saint Germain and many others.