Tuesday, December 28, 2010

10 Perfumes For An Evening Soirée

What are your plans for New Year's Eve? There's no power in the universe that can make me leave the house and join the drunk masses in Times Square, but that doesn't mean I don't fantasize about a real soirée- evening gowns, glamorous halls- the works. And what better way to get in the mood than listing ten perfumes for such a glamorous night. Black tie optional.

1. Amouage Lyric (Woman)- Dark, rosy with a plunging back.

2. Serge Lutens  Bas de Soie- An elegant dry iris, like the exquisite lingerie you wear under that gown.

3. Annick Goutal Grand Amour- Because some of us are true ladies.

4. Tom Ford Black Orchid- ...And some of us are not.

5. Tauer Perfumes Un Rose Chypree- It goes perfectly with the vintage Jacques Fath dress you see above.

6. JAR Diamond Water- We can't have the jewels, but this sparkling floral is as good as it gets.

7. Mona di Orio Nuit Noire- When you want to make it a night he'll remember.

8. Robert Piguet- Fracas (extrait de parfum, please)- You want to feel like a queen, especially if his ex is going to be there.

9. Puredistance Antonia- You get to dress up and have a witty conversation right out of a George Cukor movie.

10. Juozas Statkevicius (Joseph Statkus) - And then you vanish into the night.

Photo of model Bettina in a Jacques Fath gown by Henry Clarke, 1950


  1. Nuit Noire is my favorite perfume. He has a lot of nights he remembers! :)

  2. :D Wonderful! Love your choices even if I haven't smelled them all.

  3. Gaia, I'm so with you, I think New Year's eve is the most overrated evening of the year. I will stay at home, have a nice dinner and I'm planning to wear Vintage Coco!

  4. I am with you here ! I won't go out, as it is always a mix of carnival and a child's birthday with confetti and crackers and drunk folks - but I am not that old that I will give in and sit in front of the TV to watch "Dinner for One". So my choice is to dress up a little bit, casually elegant please, watch some new DVD Movies, have some crackers with salmon and a glass of Champagne and wear a nice spray of Liu/Guerlain. That is my New Year's Eve 2010/11 - and all the best wishes to you for a healthy (!!) and successfull (!!!) 2011 !

  5. Lovely list! I know I would love Nuit Noire and Black Orchid, intuition... I have this feeling. I had in the past Fracas and I loved it!

    as for the rest... I need to test them.

  6. Ha - Black Orchid always conjured up the feeling of debauchery inside (and outside) a sweaty 70's discotheque.

  7. Love it! Have you tried Natori, G? It would be on my list.

  8. Gaia, check this out

  9. I'll be happy to wear any of these as I hide inside my bungalow avoiding the drunk masses too!


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