We're halfway through August and there's already a subtle change in the air, which you can feel (and smell) at night. It's a good opportunity to have a look and figure out what were my most worn perfumes of the summer, beyond the numerous samples I've been testing. Here are the fragrances I kept spritzing when left to my own devices:
Tauer Perfumes- Noontide Petals
Le Labo- Lys 41 and Ylang 49
Mona di Orio- Eau Absolue
Serge Lutens- La Fille de Berlin
Providence Perfume Company- Mousseline Peche
No surprises there. Some of my favorite perfume houses that did great things this year.
Guerlain- Shalimar Light and Philtre d'Amour
Chanel- No.5, No.5 Eau Premier, No.19
Shiseido- Zen (original formula, vintage)
These are staples. Chanel and Guerlain are among my desert island picks. Their familiar sillage is comfortable and reassuring, like a favorite pair of shoes. I just picked some extra vintage Zen at an estate sale, so I've been going to town splashing it.
Beautiful florals, mostly white:
Aftelier- Secret Garden
Arquiste- Flor y Canto
Tom Ford Private Blend- Champaca Absolute
Vero Profumo- Mito
Histoires de Parfums- Tubereuse 3
Ines de la Fressange- Ines de la Fressange (1999 version)
I had the best sillage in town.
Guerlain- Eau de Cologne Imperiale. I poured it on the day the a/c died and kept going back.
Neela Vermiere- Bombay Bling and Trayee. Because this is love.
What have you been wearing? Are you ready for fall?