Hey there APJ,
It’s Mood Scent 4 week. This is the first Mood Scent 4 that was my idea. It feels super special for me today. As we both got into Mid Seasons in the Northern Hemisphere and Southern I love that the temps are very similar. Fewer extremes and a much more mild adventure than the summer and winter we are both leaving behind. Mid Seasons are my favourite, so much choice for fragrance because there’s so much variation in weather. So I’m picking five fragrances that work well for me in both Autumn and Spring.
Mood Scent 4: Mid Season Magic
Alahine by Teo Cabanel
A floral vanilla with the creamy banana vibe of ylang, Alahine is a cozy wear in chilly winds but also a refreshingly tropical sunny day fragrance. Loads of amber and resins give it a depth and lustre unusual in a fragrance so lightweight. It seems to fit perfectly in so many situations and gets loads of skin time in both Autumn and Spring around here.
Cuir Amethyste by Armani Prive
Cuir Amethyste is a little like Daim Blond and Bottega Veneta EdP but for me it is more interesting, intense and versatile. Also, the longevity is unbelievable. A violet, iris, patchouli and amber perfume that wears like a gourmand leather. A refreshing leather that works on balmy days and on those cooler nights of the Mid Seasons. It also manages to cross the casual/couture lines perfectly.
Divine EdP by Divine Parfums
OK, an aldehydic floral along the lines of CHANEL No 5 but done with a panache and flair No 5 only dreams of. Ironically Divine EdP smells like the vintage, animalic, wealthy older sister who is both naturally stylish and a grand rule breaker. Divine EdP is perfectly named, it really smells like the people who make the word divine contain all the vowels in every breathy syllable. When I wear Divine EdP I’m instantly a tomboy and a movie star simultaneously.
Five O’Clock au Gingembre by Serge Lutens
OK, I’m not sure why my juice looks this colour in the pics, it’s not nearly so khaki in real life but it is decidedly greener than the apricot coloured juice that I bought. Five O’Clock au Gingembre was the first Serge fragrance that really felt like it was made for me. Sweetened spicy ginger tea over an amber and patchouli base, perfect fare for Mid Season and wearable anywhere.
Vanille by Mona di Orio
Vanille is Mona di Orio’s great masterpiece (in my books). A citrus, booze and clove fragrance with a dried out vanilla bean lurking throughout. Vanille smells like it should be much heavier than it is. It will wrap you in its tendrils like a fine, sheer pashmina from the necks of Kashmiri goats. Never too hot and never cold, it is the perfect solution for the changeable weathers of mid Seasons.
So what do you wear in the Mid Season?