Hey there APJ,
It’s Mood Scent 4 week. WOO HOO! With the first Monday of the month the crew are looking at floral fragrance. It’s a broad and deep selection and winnowing it down to best in show has been big deal for me. These choices are subject to change, daily. Can’t wait to read about your favourite florals in the comments too.
Mood Scent 4: Floral Fragrances
Caron Pour Un Homme by Caron
Lavender! Over the last couple of years I have fallen madly in love with it. There are a slew of lavender centric fragrances lurking wistfully in my collection but the one I reach most for is the creamy, masculine, sweet and interesting Caron Pour Un Homme. It will always and forever be named Caron Pour Un Gimme after a Brigitte typo, and that makes it even more special to me.
I Am Trash by Etat Libre d’Orange
This is a shit name but fabulous smelling fragrance. My wearing of it doesn’t;t really reflect the notes of rose and apple. It wears much more sweet, breathy, white floral with soft woodsy underpinnings. I Am Trash has become an easy breezy spritz and go fragrance for me this summer. Smells great for hours and hours of social whirlwind, even in Sydney’s punishing summer heat and humidity.
Love Mimosa by Amouage
LITERALLY a breath of fresh air. Amouage has created the perfect mimosa for me. A little dark but mainly the sweetness and light of a late winter/early spring morning dream of crisp and cool rambles picking wattle. Full of the waxy yellow softness of pollen and bees.
Mohur by Neela Vermeire Creations
This is my rose. One rose to rule them all. As distinctive and richly tapestried as you could possibly want. Neela spends more on her perfumes than almost any other company and when you’re wearing Mohur you can tell. It’s rose but rose with every beautiful bell and whistle imaginable. Bright, shining, dark and lustrous, a rose for every season. My mate Michael picks it on me every time. Mohur smells like I dream I do.
Rose Oud by Yves Rocher
The rose oudh combo is a familiar one in my collection. I really love it. While there might be 20 choices the one I come back to again and again is Rose Oud by Yves Rocher. It’s so wearable and while it packs a fragrant punch it’s never overpowering or too dense for company. More than just roses and oudh there are a bunch of other, less powerful motes, lifting and setting the basic fragrance. Simple but beautiful.
Sampaquita by Ormonde Jayne
A dewy floral bouquet surrounded by greenery. Sampaquita is softly melancholy. A perfect impression of a water filled spring flower garden, like strolling aimlessly through the botanic garden and catching wafts of flowers as you pass. Jasmine, freesia and peony to my nose backed by water, grasses and some broken leaves. A calming, stately fragrance that still retains the twinkle and beautiful sadness of lost youth.
So there are my Mood Scent 4: Floral Fragrances
What are your choices? What are your most loved Floral Fragrances?