via Serge Lutens
- What’s your favorite perfume/cologne to wear?
- What are your favorite scents and ways to use them?
- Do you DIY? Mix scents? Use essential oils?
- What’s your history with scents?
- What’s your favorite scent memory?
What’s your favorite perfume/cologne to wear?
I don’t really have a favorite, since I don’t wear anything right now, but if I was going to buy anything it would be Wonder Tonka by Blood Concept and/or Serge Lutens Five O’Clock au gingembre; I would be happy to interchange those. I also love Santal33 and Rose 31 by Le Labo, but compared to the Wonder Tonka, they’re both quite demure and feminine 😉 The Wonder Tonka is just so…stunning, in a good way. When I smell it, I feel the same way as when I put on one of my beloved James Perse dresses; I just sigh, because it fits me so well. But while I can spend a lot of money on clothes/shoes/bags, I just cannot bring myself to do it on cologne.
We have a department store here, fortyfiveten, which has an AMAZING fragrance section and an even more amazing sales associate who is always a joy to see and learn from. He is dedicated to his work and the most knowledgeable person I have ever met on fragrance. Anyway, he thinks my scent preference is gourmand, and I can’t really say I understand what that is, but I’ll go with it! (I am HOPELESS at identifying scents and smells – olfactory notes? is that what they’re called? that I like, I just know it when I smell it basically. I like my Vetiver soap by Osmia organics, but if anyone more knowledgeable than me has any suggestions for me, I’d love to hear them!!)
What’s are your favorite scents and ways to use them?
I really like all kinds of scents when it comes to room fragrance, except vanilla and lavender. I love candles, but have a hard time spending money on them. I stocked up on Boy Smells candles a while ago, and am just finishing burning those (I think my favorite is Kush) , but I am very interested in a diffuser, and of course, aesthetically, I like this one by Vitruvi the best, but I’d love other suggestions if anyone has one! I’d also like to use oils in the bathtub.
Do you DIY? Mix scents? Use essential oils?
um. No. If you know me at all, you know I’m not great at DIY LOL 😉 But I’m trying to get better. I did make myself a body/hand (I use it for my hands mostly) scrub with raw sugar, almond oil and peppermint oil that I love. I’m also thinking of getting some wool dryer balls (the static electricity is real, and I haven’t used dryer sheets in years) and adding some essential oils to them for the scent. Has anyone tried that? Favorite essential oils and what to do with them?? Also, any good ethical sources for wool dryer balls?
What’s your history with scents?
I’ve never really worn perfume/cologne or felt a particular affinity to any scent at all. I had a bottle of Versace Blonde decades ago and I loved it (smells of Magnolia blossoms), but any perfume/cologne I’ve ever bought and tried to wear fades almost immediately and I never smell it on myself, so I gave up trying to spend money on fragrance. I used to add Kiehl’s musk oil to my unscented body lotion from them for a little while. Now, I’m less concerned with myself smelling nice, than with “having a scent” if that makes sense. I want my clothes to smell good – have a lingering scent – linens, rooms, etc. I just enjoy getting a nice deep breath of a lovely smell at unexpected times.
What’s your favorite scent memory?
Opium reminds me of my grandmother and I try to take a sniff anytime I’m at Ulta 🙂 I guess that is what I’m looking for – a “signature” scent that reminds people of me…
Go!! I CANNOT WAIT to read your answers 🙂