Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fragrance Wish List

Hermessence Ambre Narguile
by Hermes

"Amber, the Western expression of Eastern fragrances, has a warm, enveloping, almost carnal smell. I wanted to imbue this idea of amber with the memory of the East I love where tobacco - blended with the smells of fruit, honey and spices - is smoked in narguil├ęs, or water pipes, and where swirls of smoke diffuse a sweet sense of intoxication."
-Jean-Claude Ellena

That pretty much sums it up. This fragrance is warm and cozy, with lots of honeyed fruits and an ambery tobacco. It was love at first sniff. Unfortunately, my wallet can't afford the $235 for 3.3oz.

10 Corso Como
by 10 Corso Como

While I can better afford this gorgeous sandalwood and oud scent, my darling husband does not like it. I believe he compared it unfavorably to a male relative of his. It's probably not a good thing for a wife to smell like a dead male relative, huh?

Tilda Swinton Like This
by Etat Libre d’Orange

One would think that a scent named after an iconoclast such as actress Tilda Swinton would be somewhat unusual. Maybe even weird. But Like This, with its combination of pumpkin, immortelle (smells like maple) and musk, smells warm and delicious and actually quite conventional.

by Parfumerie Generale

A delicious combination of snuggly vanilla and soft woods, this scent is as cozy and warm as a cashmere sweater. But not quite as expensive, nor is it as susceptible to moth damage.

If a generous benefactor would like to purchase one or more of these fragrances for me for Christmas, the last three are available at Luckyscent.com. The first can be procured at Hermes boutiques worldwide.

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