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.
Over 100 responses I will draw a Scent Sample Pack (from my collection)
- Vintage Boucheron EdP
- Pour un Homme de Caron
- Arabian Wood by Tom Ford
- Russian Tea by Masque Milano
- Resina by Oliver & Co
Last Weeks Winner: Diana
eMail me at (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with your address please
Saturday Question: What 5 Fragrances Can’t You Live Without?
OK, I KNOW! Of course there are 50 you can’t live without but let’s play within the parameters of the question. Yes? Which 5 fragrances mean so much to you in a variety of ways that you’d want them in your collection for all time. Maybe they aren’t the ones that get the most wear, but when you do it’s magic. These are the fragrances that define you. Wearing them is part of who you are, or even having them might be part of who you are.
Eau Absolue by Mona di Orio
The sheer, smooth, crystal clear resins of Eau Absolue are like getting a cool rounded pebble of beach glass and rubbing it against your cheek. I think Eau Absolue must react very differently with peoples skin to the way it does with mine. Most people think it’s a bore but it transports me to somewhere lovely every wear.
Mohur by Neela Vermeire Creations
No surprises here game. Mohair is my rose fragrance. Yes, I have dozens of others but Mohur fits like a glove. A big, voluptuous, jammy rose all spiced and resined up to 100% fabulous. When I spritz Mohur it’s like I’m entering another dimension. Sometimes when I give myself a few big spritzes I will lie down and enjoy the fragrant ride for an hour. Unbelievable.
Shalimar by Guerlain
Since my Mum and some of her friends wore Shalimar it has been sweeping its magical scent around me. While it is a regal and magnificent fragrance on its own my memories are what lifts it to the sublime. So many important moments in my own life have been fragranced with Shalimar too. It is the one perfume that works each and every time.
Ubar by Amouage
There is something wild and untamed about Ubar. It’s a big fragrance, chock full of all the stuff I like. There is even an original bottle here in my collection. Ugliest damn bottle you ever saw. I loved Ubar from the first time I sniffed it but it wasn’t until I wore it in India in the middle of summer while travelling through Rajasthan that it stepped up to eternal adoration.
Un Matin d’Orage Annick Goutal
Dewy spring flowers with myrrh and vanilla. A Stormy Morning is the name but Un Matin d’Orage is nothing like that to me. It’s the brightness of sunshine and the happiness of love. I rarely get it out but when it does get an outing I wonder why it’s not my signature.