Hey there APJ,
It’s Mood Scent 4 week. WOO HOO! Festive Event Fragrances is a ripper idea and very timely too. Already we are in full swing of Office Party, Formal and Silly Season events here in Sydney. From the kids doing their School Dances to Office Xmas Parties, Product Launches, Dinners, Get Togethers and all the madness that hits towards the end of the year. Also, there are the MANY religious observances, almost every crew has something at this time since time long forgotten.
I have tried to steer away from the tropes of the season. Though I love and will wear Nuit de Noel, Exultat, Aromatics Elixir, Sancti and Shalimar at some point during the season I thought you could all do with some different options.
Mood Scent 4: Festive Event Fragrances
Bulgari Man In Black
Now father of a slew of flankers, some even quite good, it’s the original Man In Black that has my heart. A boozy leather totally spiced up and there is a strong whiff of laconic figs in there for me too (no idea where it comes from). While not being a fruit cake or stewed fruit style it certainly hints at the winter festivities smells, but much darker. At the discounters for a steal ands utterly unisex.
Daim Blond by Serge Lutens
Sometimes you might like to sly under the fragrant radar and wear something elegant, cool and classy. Daim Blond with its softly sweetened suede and huffs of powdery fluffiness isa an excellent example of deliciously understated. In times of over excitement and joyousness you will be an area of calm.
Divine EdP by Divine Parfums
This is the most fabulously festive fragrance EVER! An aldehydic floral that does the old CHANEL No 5 space age floral, but better. Huskier, denser and more magnetic, if it’s a showstopper you’re after then my bet is on Divine EdP. There is also a parfum but it wears closer and far less showy. I add it to give burnish and lustre.
Oriental Mint by Phaedon
Want to stand out because you smell like the coolest cat of them all. Imagine smelling like a choc mint candy cane! Oriental Mint is delicious but it also has the snappy coolness of frosty weather. It’s like eating after dinner mints at the seaside in winter. A surprising and gorgeous shock to the system. Nobody else will be smelling like you, yet you will be the one that fits the bill perfectly.
Vaninight bu Hermetica
You want to be the most desirable amber/vanilla fragrance and like the idea of it smelling like it could be you, not a fragrance? Vaninight is a perfect choice. Being an oil based scent it doesn’t project as luminously as the alcohol scents but it does have an amazingly beautiful, low intensity warmth that will be incredibly alluring, without trying too hard.
Y by Yves saint Laurent (Vintage)
An oldie but definitely one of the goodies. A chypre perfume from the era that did them best. Y is a little more friendly, wearable, approachable and fun. Imagine if Niki e Saint Phalle, CHANEL No 19 and Jacomo Silences had a less uptight, straight backed sister. This is definitely the Amy March chypre to the Jo, Beth and Meg of the others.
So there are my Festive Event Fragrances.
What are your choices? What are your Festive Event Fragrances and what do you think you’ll be wearing at some or all of your shindigs in 2019?