Maybe "rotation" is the wrong term here, because I wear so many things: old loves, new samples, last drops from an old decant... lots of stuff, usually with no pattern or intention. But some perfumes have been making more frequent appearances, perhaps because of the cooling weather or because of the re-org project (I really do need to post some pictures. Soon) that made my collection more visible and accessible. Here are the ten perfumes I've been wearing a lot lately:
1. L'Occitane Neroli, The original. I'm about to open one of my backup bottles, and must tell you that I'm so grateful to have those backups. I still remember that a bottle in 2004 cost around $40. This modest little thing is nothing short of gorgeous. I wish they'd bring the real thing back.
2. Guerlain- Shalimar Light. There's always some form of Shalimar. I've allowed myself to wear it a lot more often since realizing that I really do have a lifetime supply of this gorgeousness (idea for a future post: backup bottles).
3. Serge Lutens- Miel de Bois. Obviously.
4. & 5. I bought the Blond these bottles of Lavande Ombree by Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger and Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver a couple of months ago for our anniversary. I've been enjoying them myself quite a bit. Reviews coming soon.
6. And speaking of our anniversary gifts, Vero Profumo Rozy is heavenly on a cold day.
7. More Serge Lutens: L'Orpheline. It's a weird little thing, very un-Serge. I'm wearing it a lot trying to figure it out. eventually I will.
8. Issey Miyake- Le Feu d'Issey. Yes, another long-discontinued one (and another weird one). I have a bunch of samples, not a bottle. Trying to decide if it's worth the splurge for a bottle at some point. On some days it feels like it does. Other times I think I can just go and buy Secretion Magnifique.
9. Chanel- Cuir de Russie (extrait), both from my very vintage and semi-vintage bottles. Like slipping on a beloved old coat.
10. Parfumerie Generale- Aomassai. I don't know how I lived without a full bottle for so long. An inedible gourmand. Or maybe you can eat it, like the witch's house from Grimm's Hansel & Gretel.
What have you been wearing lately?