Hello Fellow Fumies,
At APJ we have a Saturday Question. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it’s a fun event each week. Taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.
The idea is you’ll see it on the weekend or chime in through the week. Hopefully you will come back regularly and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them. The aim is to generate real conversation and connection even though we are scattered around the globe.
Saturday Question: What perfume do you enjoy wearing in the opposite season it’s intended for?
Another fabulous Brigitte question.
Do you? I definitely do. LOVE to wear arctically cool fragrances in the snow and super intricate and heavy ones in the heat.
Black Rosette by Strange Invisible Perfumes
This fragrance is weird AF! It wears totally differently depending on weather and mood. In the freezing cold of travelling through Europe its iciness becomes intoxicating. Like that first violent shock of plunging into cold water at the Korean baths after laying in the hot for ten minutes.
Cartier II: L’Heure Convoitée
A cool breeze with fluffy and powdery snow. L’Heure Convoitée was bought in the middle of a snowy winter in Prague from the Cartier store near the clock. Whenever I wear its arctic, fruity, furriness I am instantly transported back to that time. One of the most beautifully produced fragrances I own.
The Aoud by Mancera
A gift from one of our BFFs, Alice, before I’d even heard of the brand. Bought at Selfridge & Co. My first wearing of it was on a summer Sydney day. A dark, woodsy, medicinal push replication that sings in the heat. I feel like a sheik from the Hollywood movies on a camel in the dessert.
Ubar by Amouage
The thick, ropey, luscious tendrils of Ubar bloom in unimaginably beautiful ways in the heat. I was first surprised by its performance in the deserts of Rajasthan, India. Somehow it has the trick of making the oppressive heat bearable, even comfortable to be in.