Hey there, APJers!
I had to go to trade school for 3 years as part of my apprenticeship. The guys in my class were the best thing about my time as an apprentice. They would talk about their cars, but more specifically, their dailies. It is their short hand for the cars they use on a daily basis; the ones they don’t invest lots of time and money in as a hobby, but are functional and reliable.
Day to Day Perfumes (My Dailies)
I have a selection of scents I call my dailies. I can wear these at any time, to any place and I know they will work. They are beautiful and well loved in their own right, yet I know I can call on them without having to worry about my emotional attachment (or lack of) to them. They provide a sweet ride without maintenance or expectation.
Chanel No 5 EdT
Do I really need to write about this?! Of all the modern versions of this classic, I find the ole edt is able to flit from day to night, office to beach and all shades of gender. It may not be universally loved, but it is respected.
Tranquille and Petite Brise by Teone Reinthal
Teone’s scents have strong personalities. Her range of aromatic colognes are really a misnomer. They are sturdy and head turning as much as they are deceptively simple. A little goes a long way with this series.
Tranquille begins with a dry citrus blast of neroli, grapefruit and mint, and dries down to a mellow spicy geranium. The crisp dryness is what I relish. Gorgeous on a very blustery day.
Petite Brise, on the other hand, appears more sedate and lady like, but holds its own in longevity. The petitgrain is foremost in this composition and allows the jasmine to sing a capella.
Putain des Palaces by Etat Libre d’Orange
A borderline boudoir aroma that has gained colourful reviews! It is a definite feminine scent with its marshmallowy soft powder, but the trace of cumin adds a discreet wink of something naughty behind the screen. I never tire of this one and I must grab a 100ml, so I can spray with abandon.
Ralph Lauren Woman
I admit I dismissed this after trialling on paper several times. It wasn’t til I bought a 50ml at a stupidly cheap price that I got to know it better. A tuberose tinged fruity floral. Pretty much sums it up. A massive departure from the clean linens Lauren has been treating us to over the last 2 decades, in that two very love-or-hate notes feature; tuberose and pear. Neither do more than hum, but it works. It is calming, polite, knowingly demure and housed in a classy flacon.
Over to you. Let’s grab a cuppa something, sit with me and tell me about your daily scents.
May your day be filled with scented goodness,