I had planned to do a side-by-side comparison with a couple iris’ today, but, like Tucan Sam, I decided to “Follow my Nose!” I woke up this morning with a hankering for a good skin-scent, which caused me to wonder— what makes a good “Skin” scent? The Your-Skin-But-Better Accord is what I’m talking about here, not a minimal sillage scent, or the wan, thin, offerings aptly labeled iFrags by Denyse at Grain de musc.
I think that Robin, from Now Smell This, said it well:
But to me, a skin scent is something that seems to meld with your skin, e.g. what you might think of as “your smell but better”, as opposed to something that stands out as perfume.
The Perfumed Court offers a “Musk – Luxury Skin Scent Sampler” (and several other collections meant to introduce the idea of the Skin Scents)*, though I’ve tried few, if any, of the ones they’ve listed. For me, not being a musk lover, a skin-scent is something lightly ambery, with salty or leathery tones.
Today I’m wearing one of my favorite skin-scents: Juliette has a Gun Calamity J.
What are your favorite skin-scents?
*I am not affiliated with or compensated by The Perfumed Court.