tisdag 17 november 2009

Wish list

I have tried a lot of perfumes. OK, compared to a more experienced perfumista my "Perfumes I´ve tried-list" is kind of short, but I am closing in to about 500 tried perfumes. There is a link to my Basenote-wardrobe here, but that´s a bit shorter, since i don´t always remember all perfumes I try or sometimes they aren´t in the basenotes directory.

It would be hidious if I wanted all the perfumes I´ve tried or even if I wanted about half of them. It isn´t quite that bad, it seems like I like about 10% of the perfumes I try so much that I would like more of them.

Or rather a little less than 10%, since it seem I become a little harder to win me over as I try more and more perfumes.

So my wish list is kind of scaled down, in most cases I would be more than content to have a decant of the scent. A 100 ml bottle for about 150 euro, it would last me a lifetime, since I prefer to change perfume often, even several times a day. But a 30 or 50 ml bottle for about 50-60 euro seem more appropriate. And when it comes to mainstream perfumes I can find on the net for about 20 euro, there isn´t much to think about.

With a little more than a month until Christmas I´ve made a wish list with perfumes that works good this time of year.

My Christmas wish list:
1) Parfumerie Generale´s Aomassai, Felanilla or Lounges Profanes.
2) Serge Lutens Musc Koublai Khan or Borneo 1834.
3) Frederic Malle`s Carnal Flower.
4) L'artisan´s Safran Troublant or Bois Farine.
5) Tauer´s L'Air du Desert Marocain.
6) Montale´s Red Aoud.

There you go, and there is only ten of them!

Which ten or less perfumes are on top of your wish list? Do you prefer a big bottle of perfume or ten 10 mls decants? I rather have ten decants I think.

5 kommentarer:

  1. Oh-- 10 decants-- no question. There are very few perfumes that make me want to buy a whole bottle-- not when there are so many others out there in the world to try!!

    The one I'm having the most trouble with right now is Kenzo "Unidentified Fragrant Object"-- they only made 1,000 bottles for here in the States, and another 1,000 for release in Europe. So there's not a lot of it. $188 for a 1.4 ml. bottle (!!!!), so it's not cheap, and you don't get a lot of it.

    Here's the problem: it may well just be the best scent on earth. I've already bought one bottle, and I'm thinking about buying another so I never run out!!! Aaaahhhh!

    Rita @leftcoastnose

  2. Mine goes like this:
    1. Gotham or Cathedral by Neil Morris
    2. Hail Merry or Genie in the Bottle by Trance Essence
    3. Narcisse Noir - Caron
    4. Myrrhe Ardente - A. Goutal
    5. Chergui - Lutens
    6. Tar or Skai by Comme d. Garcons
    7. Bvlari Black
    8. Boudoir - V. Westwood
    9. Byzance - Rochas
    10. Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune or Winter Delice

    ...and that's only ten. I haven't tried most of them, but I'm sure I'd like them all.

  3. The Left Coast Nose: You just got Unidentfied Fragrant Object to move up on my test list, I´ve been curious about it without being really curious but now I am! :)

  4. Anonym: Gotham is kind of strange and I had a sample of it and now it´s gone, but I must have some more of it eventually.

    I do recommend you to try CdGs Tar layered with some vanilla scent, it´s a gorgeus combination!

  5. I love your blog! These are some of my all-time favorite perfumes, definitely recommend any one of them if you are looking for something new to try... I've included links to Aedes as you can order just samples from there:

    1. Miller et Bertaux: A Quiet Morning and Pour Vous http://www.aedes.com/product.php?product_id=2334

    2. Eau d'Italie: Bois d'Ombrie http://www.aedes.com/product.php?product_id=1862