Val the Cookie Queen
Well hello there APJ
I recently read a post from one of my favourite UK bloggers, where he mentioned that he had a certain perfume in heavy rotation. I found this highly amusing and dropped him a message asking what exactly heavy rotation meant. “Twice” he replied, which was one more time than I thought he would say.
I was totally inspired by Tara’s Most Worn – Summer 2019 post of last week. It not only had me looking at what I had been wearing, but also stirred the above thoughts on perfume rotation.
What Exactly is Heavy Rotation for a Perfumista? CQ’s Summer Scents.
I awoke to the same Instagram post from EauMG as Tara did, in which EauMG asked an older lady what she had on that smelled so incredible. Chanel’s Paris – Venise, with Lutens’ Iris Silver Mist layered on top was the answer. I own both and immediately gave it a go. It was my Scent of the Cookie Run, the perfume I choose to wear on the day I take the orders to Salzburg. The guy who runs the warehouse where I deliver knows me well, and knows I am a perfume junkie, although he has never commented on anything I have worn. This day however was different. He commented that I smelled amazing. Jaw drop. It really is a freaking amazing mix of scent, and I have worn that combo five times over the last fortnight. I do believe that might be heavy rotation?
Chanel Paris – Venise and Serge Lutens’Iris Silver Mist
CQ’s Summer Scents.
Chanel Paris – Venise, layered with Lutens’ Iris Silver Mist, and Venise on its own. (ISM alone is only for cooler weather, but layered it is brilliant in the heat.)
Chanel Paris – Deauville.
Frédéric Malle – Eau de Magnolia and Le Parfum de Therese.
Hermès Cuir d’Ange and Cèdre Sambac.
Vero Profumo Kiki Eau de Parfum.
Kiki Eau de Parfum
I have worn other stuff too, but most of the last ten weeks or so have seen me wearing the above selection, all of them a number of times. Indeed you could say I had them in regular rotation.
Lemming. Public Service Announcement.
Chanel’s Coromandel is now in a parfum concentration. And I want it.
Photo: Haute Parfumerie Place Vendôme
I have it from an extremely reliable, but not infallible, source that the 15ml bottles will be launched at the end of August. There are forty flaçons available now though, Baccarat, 50 ml., around ten thousand Euros. You will have to hurry if you want to order it as thirty are already spoken for.
Do you do perfumes in heavy rotation or in regular rotation, and what does that even mean?