Over the past week, it’s been getting really cold, and I have zero tolerance for weather below 70 degrees. So, I’ve been combatting the cold by layering. I’m currently wearing three pairs of pants, three shirts, and… four perfumes. I feel cozy, and I smell great. Like my outfit, these fragrances all go together well enough to leave the house without any embarrassment. In fact, I earned a rare “pull you into a squeeze because you smell so good” from the hubby who is usually quite stoic about how I smell.
1. Safran Troublant: I love the metalic discordance of the saffran, and the smooth modernity of the rose. The lush creaminess goes perfectly with,
2. Shalimar Ode a la Vanille: This new limited edition offering is a very nice riff on the original, but I find Ode to be much softer. Minimal sillage and low lasting power make it a fabulous layering piece. I especially like to accentuate the gourmand aspect with,
3. Tendre Madeleine: This scrumdiddlyuptious lemon-cookie-buttery-vanilla-with light florals and musk adds the equivalent of a slanket to anything it’s layered with. I’ve only very recently been converted to the gourmand fragrances, and I still need some precious woods to tie everything down. For the most perfect base to anchor my world, I turn to,
4. Champagne de Bois: This aldehyde tipped sandalwood & amber beauty has, like the rest of the SSS fragrances, a dry-down that is still partying 12-14 hours after a single spritz. It’s the creamiest sandalwood I’ve met, and blends beautifully with the rest of the company.
I feel good. I feel great. I smell wonderful.