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 Secret Scent Sample Pack (from my collection)
Last Weeks Winner: marcellavmiller
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Saturday Question: What Is Your Favourite Floral Note and Why?
There are so many gorgeous flowers, many with scents as or more alluring even than their blooms. There are the stalwarts of fragrance; rose, iris, orange blossom, tuberose, jasmine, lilac, peony, ylang, lavender and carnation. The less often used but just as gorgeous narcissus, marigold, violet, lemon blossom, champaca, apple blossom, orchid, lotus, belladonna, chamomile, hawthorn, hyacinth and myriad others.
Though not in all, or even some, of the perfumes I love. Narcissus is my favourite. It’s dark, pungent, ferocious scent in its pure form is both intoxicating and repellent. Once diluted and added to other notes it loses some of the poisonous qualities and chills out. Suddenly narcissus is enticing, lilting, fun and just a little devilish.
Some of my favourite Narcissus fragrances include Hermès Eau de Narcisse Bleu, Narcisse Noir by Caron, Ostara by Penhaligon’s, Narcissus by CB I Hate Perfume and Vanille & Narcisse by L’Occitane