Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Fluff Post: A Few of My Favorite Things

I'm posting on my favorite perfumes today. 'Cause I can.

With its luxurious blend of French floral oils and warm oriental notes, Sung is a fragrance that exudes confidence and quality. Made from the finest white flowers and perfectly blended to romantically linger.

Type: Floral - Green

Top Notes: Orange, ylang-ylang, mandarin, bergamot, galbanum, lemon, hyacinth
Heart Notes: Osmanthus, genet, jasmine, iris, lily of the valley
Base Notes: Vanilla, orange blossom, sandalwood, ambrette, vetiver

(By the way, on this brand, the toilette vs. parfum distinction is an important one. Don't go for the toilette, even though the parfum is getting impossible to find.)

Jean Paul Gaultier - Classique
Jean Paul Gaultier pays homage to woman with his unique floral oriental scent, which comes in a sensuously curved bottle, a woman's body in a corset.

Floral - Oriental

Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange Blossom
Heart Notes: Tuberose, Jasmine, Ginger, Ylang-Ylang
Base Notes: Cedar, Amber, Vanilla, Cinnamon

Very Irresistible Sensual - Givenchy
A star is born!! Elegance once again meets spontaneity. Very Irresistible Sensual Eau de Parfum gives her the spotlight on center stage.

The seductive mystery of the Very Irresistible Sensual Eau de Parfum centers around the originality of the green fruity Liv Tyler Rose. The fragrance is heightened with the smoothness of vanilla and the addictive quality of patchouli.

Centifolia Rose, Peony Rose, Fantasia Rose, Passion Rose, Emotion Rose, Verbena Leaf, Star Anise, Vanilla, Patchouli.
Vibrant. Brilliant. Captivating.

Go here for almost everything you want to know about perfumes. It doesn't have the most recent stuff, but with a little info on your preferred scents, you should be able to extrapolate to find new fragrances. By the way, I've sooo got to smell (buy?) this one some time:

My most beloved silvered scents are Après L’Ondée, composed in 1906 by Jacques Guerlain, and Olivia Giacobetti’s 1999 creation, Hiris, for Hermès (£58 and £42; 020-7893 8797). These are floral fragrances that even the most blossom-resistant woman can crave. Complicated, sophisticated, vaguely disturbing, they are perfumes such as a Hitchcock brunette might wear. . . .

Après L’Ondée (After the Shower) at once depicts and transcends hawthorn after rain. If Wordsworth had created a scent then this would be it: sublime, immanent, quivering – pulsating with head as with heart. With a nod to Coty’s spice-rich L’Origan, Guerlain fused orris with creamy violet and a noxious carnation trail. The focus of the fragrance shifts and buckles like a mirage: dryness is juxtaposed with drench, the coolness of a cloudburst with earthy, underlying warmth. The result is magnificently climatic. To lie in a hot bath with Après L’Ondée about one’s throat is to find oneself at the centre of a storm. Perhaps this is why it captures feminine emotion so exquisitely. Linda Radlett wears it as she languishes fur-coated in a Civil War refugee camp in The Pursuit of Love. I wear it when all else slips out of kilter. To clothe oneself in Après L’Ondée is to become the woman one desires to be.

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